Cleveland.com is reporting that Donald Nemeth, the brother of WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison following what has been described as a "robbery gone wrong," which resulted in the death of 34-year-old Joshua Mascol, a military veteran who was also a drug dealer.
Back in January 2016, both Nemeth and 52-year-old Jack King were implicated in the crime and later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping, and robbery. As a result, Nemeth received a 15-year prison sentence, while King received a 17-year prison sentence. According to the Cleveland.com report, Nemeth was friends with Mascol and regularly purchased drugs from him; however, he and King apparently made plans to rob Mascol, which ended with one of the men shooting and killing Mascol in a hallway of Cleveland's University Hotel and Suites.
Neither Nemeth or King admitted to killing Mascol, nor could video footage from the hotel positively identify which man killed him. Nemeth, however, did apologize to Mascol's famliy for his actions, blaming a drug addiction that he kept a secret from his family. Nemeth had the following to say during his sentencing today:
"I’ve been battling severe addiction issues and I lost a good friend because of it."
In regards to Ziggler, he has thus far offered no comment regarding the news.
Below is video from Nemeth's sentencing courtesy of Cleveland.com:
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