Stargell trial: Death or life?

Anthony Stargell
Anthony Stargell (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The sentencing phase in a capital murder trial gets underway Monday.

Anthony Stargell was found guilty of aggravated murder last week.

He killed Tommy Nickels, 54, and Nickels’ dog at the Quality One Electric on South Main Street in April 2012.

Stargell said he acted in self defense, but prosecutors and jurors disagreed.

The jury must now decide whether he will face the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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