CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The mother of the 9-year-old boy who brought marijuana gummy bears to school has been placed on community control. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr ordered Shari Gould to have a mental health evaluation, attend parenting class, get a substance abuse assessment and undergo random breathalyzer’s through April 2020. Gould must also […]

CLEVELAND– It was an unusual sight in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Franklyn Williams, 32, is accused of three armed robberies in Richmond Heights and Euclid. During his sentencing hearing, Williams would not stop talking, despite more than a dozen warnings from Judge John Russo over the course of about 30 minutes. Williams even […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Larissa Rodriguez pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, endangering children and gross abuse of a corpse for the death of her 5-year-old son, Jordan Rodriguez on Thursday. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison burying her 5-year-old son in the backyard. Christopher Rodriguez, Larissa Rodriguez’s boyfriend also pleaded guilty on charges […]

OLMSTED FALLS, OH (WOIO) – A former Boy Scout leader fro the Olmsted Falls troop was sentenced Tuesday morning to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Aaron Robertson, 29, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery and four counts of gross sexual imposition as part of a plea deal in exchange for dropping rape […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The man charged with assaulting a 62-year-old RTA bus driver was sentenced to two years in jail Wednesday morning. Jamaur Raybon was charged for the Jan. 15, 2018 incident where he hit the driver in the head with a brick when he boarded the bus near East 149th Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, seriously injuring […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The wife of a murdered Cleveland firefighter has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her role in his death. Uloma Curry-Walker, 45, was found guilty of aggravated murder and conspiracy back in July. She was sentenced Tuesday. Her husband, Cleveland Lt. William Walker, 45, was killed in November 2013. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Donnell Lindsey was sentenced Wednesday in the 2015 shooting death of 3-year-old Major Howard. Judge John P. O’Donnell sentenced Lindsey to 37-years to life. He could have could have received up to 100 years in prison. The jury found Lindsey guilty last month, in the felony murder of the toddler. He was also found guilty of […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The former leader of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Barbara Byrd Bennett, will be sentenced on Friday for crimes committed while she was CEO of Chicago Schools. Her sentencing memorandum shows she admitted what she did and apologized. But details of what she did paint a grim picture of her corruption. That story […]

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A state judge sentenced Dylann Roof on 13 state counts in the June 2015 Charleston church shooting Monday afternoon. Dylann Roof, 23, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on each of nine murder counts, each term to be served consecutively; and a consecutive 30-year prison term on each of three […]

AKRON, Ohio – A Summit County judge sentenced a man to life Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. Jeffrey Conrad was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole plus 11 years for the death of Amanda Russell and the assault of an inmate by Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Gallagher. Russell, […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former Cleveland Browns player Reggie Rucker was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison. Rucker, 68, pleaded guilty to using charitable donations to pay gambling debts and personal expenses. He also lied to the FBI when questioned about the funds. He stole nearly $150,000 from Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance Executive and Amer-I-Can from 2011 to 2015 to finance his gambling debts and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland man convicted of kidnapping his son in 2002 was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday. Bobby Hernandez took his son from his mother’s home in Alabama when he was five-years-old and moved him to Cleveland. “I don’t know why you did it. This is a horrible thing to do to a mother […]