Ohio Man Accused Of Killing Pregnant Woman, 3 Others, After Their Decomposing Bodies Found In Abandoned Home

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Source: Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County

Apr. 20 2023, Published 4:57 p.m. ET

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A man in Ohio has been indicted in connection with the deaths of four people, including a pregnant woman, nearly four years ago, according to authorities.

On April 18, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced Terrell Silver, 34, was charged with 15 counts of aggravated murder, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of having weapons under disability, and one count of tampering with evidence in the deaths of DeJuan Willis, 20, Aiyanna Quitman, 19, Christopher Monroe, 23, and Jazmyne Lawson, 18.

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Between Sept. 7, 2019, and Sept. 21, 2019, Silver allegedly killed the four victims in a home in Cleveland, officials said.

Silver shot the victims as they were lying on two mattresses on the floor. Lawson was over 5 months pregnant at the time of her death, authorities said.

Their decomposing bodies were discovered inside the residence by Cleveland Police on Sept. 21, 2019.

Neighbors alerted police about the home after noticing a foul odor, WOIO-TV reported. Investigators searched the vacant and abandoned home and found the bodies in the attic.

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Prosecutors said Silver was linked to the scene by DNA and gun tool mark evidence.

Silver will be arraigned at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center at a later date, officials said.


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