Brother Of Dolph Ziggler Pleads Guilty To A 2016 Murder


Two men, including the brother of professional wrestler Dolph Ziggler, pleaded guilty Friday in the 2016 killing of a Marine Corps veteran during a botched drug robbery at a Cleveland hotel.

Donald Nemeth and Jack King pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges in the Jan 23, 2016 slaying of Joshua Mascol at the University Hotel and Suites on Euclid Avenue.

Judge Shannon Gallagher will sentence both men Aug 28 in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Nemeth was ordered to wear an ankle monitor on home detention until his sentencing. Nemeth and King were set to stand trial Monday on charges including aggravated murder. Both faced possible sentences of life in prison if convicted.

Cuyahoga County prosecutors had asked the judge to bar Nemeth’s lawyers from mentioning his brother  Dolph Ziggler, whose real name is Nicholas Nemeth. Lawyers for Donald Nemeth and King also asked for separate trials, because they blamed each other in statements to investigators.

Nemeth and King tried to rob Mascol during a drug deal at the hotel. Hotel surveillance cameras helped investigators identify Nemeth and King, who were arrested and charged several months later.

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