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Uncle accused of murdering nephew arraigned in court

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    Police in Portage County have arrested Joseph E. Thornton and charged him with murder. The 48-year old S. Chapel Street resident is being held at the Portage County Jail with no bond. According to Portage
    Police in Portage County have arrested Joseph E. Thornton and charged him with murder.

    The 48-year old S. Chapel Street resident is being held at the Portage County Jail with no bond.
PORTAGE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

Joseph E. Thornton did not enter a plea at his arraignment in a Portage County courtroom Friday.

He's accused in the Christmas Day killing of Jason Canan.

Thorton is Canan's uncle. Police say he killed the 39-year old in his Garrettsville home.

How the victim was killed and what led to the killing has not been revealed.

The 48-year old S. Chapel Street resident remains locked up in the Portage County jail on a $1 million bond.

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