Parole denied for man convicted in Stow woman's death

By Jeff Saunders | Stow Sentry Published:

A former Akron man, who was convicted with two other men in the 1986 death of 22-year-old Stow resident Susan Soldierson will spend at least another three years in prison.

The Summit County Prosecutor's Office recently announced that the Ohio Adult Parole Board denied parole to Victor Logan, 51, following a hearing March 27. He will next be eligible for a parole hearing in 2017.

Logan was convicted in November 1986 and sentenced to 30 to 75 years 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," said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan 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, along with former Akron residents Marcazuan D. Lockett, now 45, and Albert O. Young, now 44, were convicted of involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and aggravated robbery in Soldierson's death in June 1986.

Young and Lockett, who were 16 and 17 at the time of Soldierson's death but were tried as adults, were sentenced to 15 to 75 years.

Lockett and Young are next eligible for a parole hearing in 2016 and 2018.

Logan and Young are in the Marion Correctional Institution while Lockett is at the Lake Erie Correctional Institution, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

In 1986, Akron police reported that after Soldierson began crossing a North Akron parking lot, she was attacked by Logan and two then-unnamed juvenile males.

While trying to take her purse, they dragged her into their car. When the car drove away, Soldierson fell out and her head struck the pavement. She died at Akron City Hospital two days later.

She was a University of Akron student and member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

"Although Susan's death was a tragedy, Susan was an organ donor, and three people received her organs," said 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."

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