There are several elements of damages that courts allow plaintiffs to recover when they are the victim of a personal injury. Pain and suffering and mental anguish are in a category called general damages. Lost wages and medical expenses are called special damages. The value of general damages in most personal injury cases are determined […]

CLEVELAND — Joseph McAlpin, who was convicted last month for the murders of a couple at their Cleveland car dealership, was sentenced to death by a judge Tuesday. Last week, a jury recommended the death penalty for Joseph McAlpin. He was found guilty in the slayings of Trina and Michael Kuznik and their pet dog […]

R. Kelly lost a judgment in a civil lawsuit case after failing to appear in court in Chicago this week. The woman who brought the lawsuit claims that the troubled R&B singer engaged in sexual activity with her when she was 16 years of age. The Guardian reports: The woman, who accused Kelly of repeatedly […]

ASHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – An Ashland County judge sentenced Shawn Grate to death. Grate, 41, was found guilty of raping and strangling two women. A jury recommended that he gets the death penalty by lethal injection. Stacey Stanley, 43,  and Elizabeth Griffin, 29, were killed in 2016. Grate was convicted on numerous charges, including aggravated murder and kidnapping. The […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The criminal case against the 10-year-old Cleveland boy who led police on a chase has been dismissed. Tuesday, April 17, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court dismissed the case without prejudice. Originally, the child was charged with a felony for fleeing and eluding police and state troopers on a miles-long pursuit. Officers said that the chase reached speeds of 100 mph.   […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – A Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services case worker who was involved in Aniya Day-Garrett’s case has received threats to her physical safety and well-being, according to a county spokesperson. The case worker, Tawana James, received at least one threat to her physical safety through Facebook. She has been told […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Jurors who took six hours to convict a Cleveland man last week of abducting, raping and killing a 14-year-old girl have now decided he should be executed. After another five hours of deliberations, the same jury voted unanimously Friday Christopher Whitaker should receive the death penalty for the murder of Alianna DeFreeze. He […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland police officers involved in the deadly 2014 arrest of Tanisha Anderson were not indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The grand jury got the case last September and released their decision Friday, Feb. 2. Anderson, 37, died while in Cleveland police custody on November 12, […]

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – After 2 years, the FBI’s Cleveland office along with Middleburg Heights police have a major break in Tierra Bryant’s disappearance. On Tuesday, authorities announced that an arrest had been made in California in the 2015 case. Sacramento police, its FBI’s Evidence Response Team along with agents from the Violent Crime Task Force picked up Rashad Hunt, 39, on […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Police Patrolman Association President Steve Loomis will respond Tuesday afternoon to the disciplinary actions handed down earlier in the day against Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. WATCH LIVE HERE City officials and the Cleveland Police Department announced that Loehmann would be fired immediately and Garmback will serve a 10-day suspension. Their discipline stemmed from the Nov. 22, […]

CLEVELAND – A new autopsy report is delaying the criminal investigation into the death of 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson who died while in police custody following a call for mental health assistance. Anderson died November 13, 2014 as a result of what a Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner ruled was a homicide after two Cleveland police officer […]

CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has learned of a multi-million dollar settlement in a civil lawsuit over the death of a woman in Cleveland police custody. The death of Tanisha Anderson put a spotlight on how Cleveland police interact with people who have mental health issues. We have learned the settlement includes a payment […]