Man sentenced in roommate murder

Dwayne Smith (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Dwayne Smith (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Whitewater Township man was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday for the death of his roommate.

Dwayne Smith, 42, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Smith's roommate, 49-year-old Ronald Casteel, was found dead in their trailer in Whitewater Township in January. Also in the trailer was a marijuana growing operation.

According to police, Smith killed Casteel after an argument over rent money. Smith also punched, kicked and choked Casteel, and stomped on his head, neck and chest area.

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