$1M Bond for Quadruple Homicide Suspects

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AKRON – The two men charged with killing four people whose bodies were found in the basement of an Akron apartment in April are both being held on a $1,000,000 cash bond.

Deshannon Haywood and Derrick Brantley, both 21, appeared in court Friday morning. They are each charged with four counts of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.

They will be arraigned on June 7.

The four victims, found April 18 on Kimlyn Circle, were identified as Ronald Roberts, 24; Kem Delaney, 23; Maria Nash, 19; and Kiana Welch, 19.

All were shot in the head, some several times, police said.

Police believe the motive was robbery. They said the suspects knew one of the victims and they also said there was no sign of forced entry.

Officers interviewed Haywood and Brantley about the murders early on. Authorities said the men lied to them, and both were charged with obstructing justice.

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