Three young men were awaken by police with guns drawn on them on Thanksgiving 1983, arrested and convicted of murder, only to be returned home for Thanksgiving 2019 when it was found that these men, that are now in their 50’s, were innocent. It almost sounds like the story of the Exonerated 5.  Alfred Chestnut, Ransom […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Charges against the East Cleveland Three, imprisoned for a 1995 murder in East Cleveland, were dismissed this morning. Derrick Wheat, Eugene Johnson and Laurese Glover, often called the “East Cleveland Three,” were convicted of murder in 1996 for the shooting of Clifton Hudson on Strathmore Ave. They submitted numerous appeals and […]

BOSTON – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed. Tsarnaev folded his arms, fidgeted and looked down at the defense table as he listened to one guilty verdict after another on all 30 counts against […]

  Ma’lik Richmond has to continue to register as a sex offender, while the Ohio High School Athletic Association says it’s up to the school on whether or not he can stay on the team.   (WTOV/CNN) – One of two high school football players convicted in an Ohio rape case is reportedly back on […]

  Wafer tesitfied he was afraid and feared his life after hearing pounding on his door.   DETROIT (WXYZ) – A jury has found Theodore Wafer guilty of 2nd degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride. He was also found guilty of manslaughter and felony firearms charges. The judge has denied bond and ordered Wafer remanded to the […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A woman who lost her young grandchild in Cleveland’s deadliest fire is working to keep the victims’ memories alive. On May 21, 2005, a woman and eight children were killed in a house fire on East 87th Street. 7-year-old Faith Jones, 12-year-old Shauntavia Mitchell, 13-year-old Miles Golden Cockfield, 13-year-old Antwon […]

CLEVELAND – Thirteen Cleveland firefighters were indicted on theft charges on Wednesday as a result of a July 2011 audit. The investigation by the Cleveland Division of Internal Audit found that some firefighters were hiring other people to work their shifts, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said. From 2006 to 2010, 13 firefighters did not […]

CLEVELAND – Anthony Sowell’s attorney filed a reply brief of errors in his case on Thursday, recommending the convicted killer face a life sentence rather than execution. “We know from his behavior in prison and the marines that Sowell pose no danger if he serves a life sentence,” the brief reads. “And there is no […]

CHARDON, OH (WOIO) – He admitted to the Chardon High School shootings and made some vulgar remarks in the process. Now TJ Lane is fighting his conviction. Lawyers for the 18-year old filed an appeal with the 11th District Court of Appeals, on his behalf. On Feb. 27, 2012, Lane entered the cafeteria at Chardon High School and […]

CHARDON, Ohio – A brazen TJ Lane wore a T-shirt reading “KILLER” and flipped off family members of the victims of the Chardon High School shooting at his sentencing Tuesday morning. Lane walked into the courtroom in a blue button-down shirt before sitting down and revealing the white T-shirt with letters handwritten in black marker. […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – After spending nearly 15 years in prison, a former Akron Police Captain is now a free man. Douglas Prade was released from the Madison Correctional Institution Tuesday, around 4:30 p.m. This after the court overturned his conviction and a judge ruled Prade is innocent of aggravated murder. Prade was convicted in the 1997 murder of his […]

(WOIO) – New developments surrounding convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell. A State Supreme Court ruling means Sowell will live at least a little longer. The court just granted a stay of his execution since his first full appeal hasn’t been filed yet. 19 Action News has learned that the attorneys handling Sowell’s appeal took themselves off the […]