NEW PHILADELPHIA — Kyle G. Boyd will serve at least two years in prison for his role in the murder of 19-year-old Luke Cabbage of New Philadelphia, who was found dead in Newcomerstown on Sept. 11.
At a hearing Friday, Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Edward O’Farrell sentenced the Mingo Junction man to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, and two years for conspiracy to commit the robbery that led to the murder. The sentences are to be served at the same time.
O’Farrell said he would consider judicial release for Boyd, 23, after he serves 18 months in a state prison, provided he commits no crimes or gross violations of prison rules while incarcerated. Upon his release, he is to complete a drug-and-alcohol abuse treatment program, lasting about six months, in the Eastern Ohio Correctional Center in Wintersville. After that, Boyd is to be under 4 1/2 years of supervised parole, with no use of drugs or alcohol and no criminal activity. Boyd is to report to the Tuscarawas County jail on Tuesday. He was given credit for 39 days already served in jail.