Charges Brought for Killing on LeBron James’ School Property

Charges Brought for Killing on LeBron James’ School Property

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) – The three men charged in the beating death of a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of the I Promise School were indicted on lesser charges by the Summit County Grand Jury.

Deshawn Stafford Jr., 20, Tyler Stafford, 19, and Donovon Jones, 21, were originally charged with murder for the death of Ethan Liming on June 2.

The Summit County Grand Jury has now returned an indictment on lesser charges:

Deshawn Stafford: Two counts of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault

Tyler Stafford: Involuntary manslaughter and assault

Donovon Jones: Two counts of assault

Clockwise from bottom-left: Tyler Stafford, Donovan Jones, Deshawn Stafford Jr.
Clockwise from bottom-left: Tyler Stafford, Donovan Jones, Deshawn Stafford Jr.(U.S. Marshals Service)

According to Akron police, Liming died after being brutally assaulted in the parking lot of the I Promise School in the 400 block of W. Market Street on June 2.

Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett said Liming and three other teens drove into the parking lot of the school around 10:30 p.m. and started discharging a SplatRBall gun at people on the basketball court. It is not clear if Liming fired the SplatRBall gun.

Both groups then began fighting and Liming was knocked unconscious, said police.

Liming’s family members said the suspects continued to beat him until he was dead.

One of Liming’s friends called 911 and when officers arrived at the I Promise School, Liming was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Mylett also said Liming’s friends and the people on the basketball court were no longer at the school.

“There is nothing to indicate race played a role in this homicide,” said Chief Mylett.

U.S. Marshals and Akron police officers arrested all three suspects on June 11.

Original Article: 3 suspects accused in beating death of Akron teenager outside I Promise School indicted on lesser charges (cleveland19.com)

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  1. Bill

    How is it possible to beat someone to death and only charge Deshawn Stafford: Two counts of

    involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault

    Tyler Stafford: Involuntary manslaughter and assault

    Donovon Jones: Two counts of assault

    The judicial system has become completely irrelevant for the victims and their family, who must suffer at the hands of the criminals. Our country is no longer a safe place to live.

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    • Doug

      That’s just one mystery. Another mystery is this: Where was Black Lives Matter? Where is Black Lives Matter? Where will Black Lives Matter be?

      Apparently they’re all partying on with a crowd of rich, white leftniks who are all wearing blackface and laughing about media coverage of their demand to defund the police.

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    • Janet

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. And also for them to say they had NO reason to suspect that race had anything to do it !!!! My heart truly breaks for his family. His Mom & Dad said his two black friends that were in the car with him, had even told the police that they had tried to get to him so they could get him to the hospital; but the three suspects pointed a gun at them and told them they would shoot if they tried to come anywhere near him. And that’s when they finished killing him. Absolutely sickening.

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