Sunday, February 10, 2008

February 10th Update On Six-On-One Black-On-White Mob Assault Upon Kevin McDermott In Shaker Heights, Ohio


Back on January 17th, 2008, I first discussed the black-on-white mob assault perpetrated on Kevin McDermott. On December 31st, 2007, as McDermott was out walking in his Shaker Heights, Ohio neighborhood, he was jumped by six black teenage hooligans and seriously beaten. One of his legs was broken, requiring seven pins and a plate to repair.

Since that time, the wheels of justice have begun to turn. Originally charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault, the perps are now also being charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. Here's the roster:

*Demetrius Lang (pictured above left), 16, Cleveland, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault
*Joshua Bray, 15, East Cleveland, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault
*Jerome Edwards, 17, Cleveland, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault
*Brandon Goodwin, 16, Cleveland, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault
*Miles Cole, 14, Cleveland, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault
*Joseph Wilson, 19, Cleveland, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

The only perp identified with priors is Jerome Edwards, who was arrested back in 2005 for obstructing official business. He admitted to disorderly conduct and was released.

On January 24th, Joseph Wilson was arraigned. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and $250,000 bond was set. If convicted on all charges, he could face anywhere from 14 years to 140 years in prison.

On January 31st, the remaining five perps, who are all juveniles, were arraigned. The attempted murder charges were added at that time. They will remain in juvenile detention until their probable cause hearing, scheduled for March 5th.

Looks like Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason wants to put these guys away for a long time.

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