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UPDATED: Norwalk man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

• Updated Oct 23, 2017 at 3:32 PM

AKRON (TNS) — A University of Akron student pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday for the stabbing death of his roommate after a drunken argument about fast food.

Kendal Scheid was scheduled to go on trial for murder in Summit County Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands' courtroom Monday morning. Instead, he pleaded to the lesser count of involuntary manslaughter.

Scheid, 23, of Norwalk, could get up to 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 5.

Police say Scheid stabbed roommate Duncan Unternaher, 23, also of Newark, on Dec. 3 in their Grant Street apartment. Unternaher was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital, where he died a week later

Police say the friends were intoxicated and got into an argument about the fast food they were eating.

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Original story:

AKRON — A Norwalk man is scheduled to appear in court today, likely to enter a plea in a deadly roommate quarrel.

Kendal Scheid, 23, a University of Akron student, is accused of fatally stabbing his roommate after an alcohol-infused argument over fast food last December.

Scheid, who is from Norwalk, is charged with murder and felonious assault.

Scheid was expected to enter a plea this morning in Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands’ courtroom, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. Attorney Don Malarcik is representing Scheid.

Duncan Unternaher, 23, of Newark, was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital with a severe laceration after the suspected incident. He was pronounced dead there.

Scheid and Unternaher were members of Phi Delta Theta. The incident happened at a private, off-campus apartment in the 400 block of Grant Street in Akron. Reports stated Scheid tried to save Unternaher after the incident.

Unternaher, a senior who studied sales management at UA, was a member of the American Marketing Association chapter at the school. He also was a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a coed sales, marketing and management fraternity.

Scheid is a 2012 graduate of St. Paul High School who completed the electricity program at EHOVE Career Center.

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