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Published On: Mon, Jun 10th, 2013

Death penalty sought for Derrick Brantley, Deshanon Haywood, Ohio quadruple killers

Two Akron men accused of killing four people inside an Ohio townhouse could face a death sentence as the indictments were announced in Summit County court.

Derrick Anthony Brantley, 21, and Deshanon Jammal Haywood, 21, were both charged with 13 counts of aggravated murder, four counts of aggravated robbery and kidnapping, aggravated burglary and illegal weapon possession.

Ronald Roberts, 24; Kem Rashad Delaney, 23; Maria Nash, 19; and Kiana Welch, 19, were found dead inside the home shot multiple times.

“Derrick Brantley and Deshanon Haywood are accused of committing one of the deadliest shootings this city has seen,” Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said in a news release. “I can only imagine the pain these families are going through, knowing that their loved ones died such early and violent deaths. My office will seek justice for Kem Delaney, Ronald Roberts, Maria Nash and Kiana Welch.”

During the weeks following the April authorities offered very little information or insight into the case, suspects and leads.

The grand jury indictment includes death-penalty specifications.

Derrick Brantley Deshanon Haywood 

 

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