Two Dayton men sentenced in manslaughter case

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 25‐year‐old Harley M. Farrell and 18‐year‐old Darryl Ferguson were sentenced for the beating death of Ryan Adams from Cincinnati. It happened on June 8, 2014 when Farrell and Ferguson got into a fight with Adam in Dayton.

Adams was violently beaten and rendered unconscious, at which time defendant Farrell robbed him of his wallet and shoes.

He was hospitalized due to his injuries and on August 27, 2014, he died as a direct result of the violent beating he received.

READ MORE: June beating turns into homicide investigation

Harley Farrell (Montgomery County Jail Mugshot)
Harley Farrell (Montgomery County Jail Mugshot)

Farrell agreed to cooperate with police and testify against defendant Ferguson, and pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Ferguson, who was transferred from Juvenile Court to be tried as an adult because he was 17 at the time of the incident and has a lengthy juvenile record of prior violent convictions, was found guilty by the court of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Both Farrell and Ferguson were each sentenced to a total of 11 years incarceration. 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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