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Man who murdered University of Akron student denied parole

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Victor Logan (Source: Ohio Department of Corrections) Victor Logan (Source: Ohio Department of Corrections)

Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh announced Friday the Ohio Adult Parole Board denied the parole of Victor Logan.

Logan was sentenced in 1986 to 30-75 years for the murder of Susan Soldierson, a 22-year-old University of Akron student.

In January, the Parole Board approved Logan's parole request. The Summit County Prosecutor's Office requested a full board hearing to persuade the Parole Board to reverse its decision and instead keep Logan in prison.

"When Victor Logan was sentenced to prison, the judge said he wanted Logan to serve all 75 years because he would still be a danger to society when released from prison. More than 1,300 people, including former Summit County Prosecutor Lynn Slaby, agreed with the judge and signed an online petition asking that Logan's parole be denied," said Prosecutor Walsh. "More than 25 years after Susan's death, Logan still has a lack of remorse and refuses to take responsibility for his role in her murder."

Logan and two accomplices, Marcazuan Lockett and Albert Young, pulled Soldierson into their car in the parking lot of Stonehedge Bowling Alley in a robbery attempt. After ripping her purse from her, they pushed her out of the car. Soldierson died from her head injuries two days later.

"Although Susan's death was a tragedy, Susan was an organ donor, and three people received her organs," said Prosecutor Walsh. "Susan's mother, Mary Soldierson, was so inspired by her firsthand experience of how organ donation can save lives, she became a spokesperson for Lifebanc. Sadly, both of Susan's parents have passed away, but her family continues this fight for justice."

The Parole Board will consider Logan's parole again in 2017.

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