ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – Opening statements are expected to begin Monday in the trial for Shawn Grate. He’s accused of murdering two women in Ashland County, but confessed to killing several more. Grate, 41, was arrested in 2016 after a woman called police to report that she was abducted and raped. When police arrived, they […]

ASHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – “Oh yeah, I wanted to be caught. I thought about turning myself in,” Shawn Michael Grate said from inside jail walls Oct. 7. Now that he’s been arrested and charged for the death of two women  with charges pending for three other victims, the suspected serial killer is telling the […]

ASHLAND, Ohio – Suspected serial killer Shawn Michael Grate wrote two letters to News 5 Cleveland’s Megan Hickey acknowledging the murders of “all five victims” that he is connected to and providing what he said was the motive for killing them. Last month, Grate was indicted on 23 counts including aggravated murder in the deaths […]

ASHLAND, Ohio– An Ashland County grand jury indicted suspected serial killer Shawn Grate on 23 counts. Grate, 40, was already charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty to all charges in court on Monday. Thursday’s indictment includes two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping, three […]

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – Two women found dead in Ashland and Richland counties were identified to Cleveland 19 by sources. The body found in Mansfield last week is that of Candice Cunningham, 29, sources said. She is from Canton. She was never reported missing. Police said Shawn Grate led them to her body last week after police found two […]

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) – A 40-year-old man is expected in an Ashland courtroom Thursday after 3 bodies were found in 2 counties. Shawn Michael Grate was arrested Tuesday and charged with abduction of a woman. The woman was able to call police for help. Slideshow: Grate arrested  When Ashland police officers arrived at the home on […]