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University of Akron student released from prison after serving 9 months for killing roommate in fight over Arby’s

October 3, 2018

University of Akron student released from prison after serving 9 months for killing roommate in fight over Arby’s

AKRON, Ohio — A former University of Akron student convicted of stabbing his roommate to death in a dispute over fast food was released Tuesday after spending nine months behind bars, court records show. 

Kendal Scheid was sentenced in December to three years in jail by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands after he pleaded guilty in October to involuntary manslaughter in the Dec. 3, 2016 stabbing death of Duncan Unternaher, according to Summit County Common Pleas Court records. 

Scheid petitioned the court in June to request a suspension of the remainder of his three-year sentence, and to ask the court to let him finish his time on house arrest, court records show. 

Rowlands granted his release Tuesday and ordered him to serve four years’ probation, to stay away from the victim’s relatives and to pay court costs, the documents said. 

The stabbing happened just after midnight on Dec. 3 at an off-campus apartment on Grant Street in Akron, Akron police said at the time.

Scheid and Unternaher began arguing shortly after the two went out to buy Arby’s. Scheid then stabbed Unternaher in the chest during a fight, authorities said. 

Unternaher died two days later at Summa Akron City Hospital.

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