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Uncle accused of murdering nephew arraigned in court

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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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