CLEVELAND- A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted the man accused of killing five people at a house on Cleveland’s east side in November.
James Sparks-Henderson, 19, was indicted on 46 counts, including 10 counts of aggravated murder and four counts of attempted aggravated murder. He also faces charges of felonious assault, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
Cleveland police said Sparks-Henderson killed Lemon S. Bryant, 60; Sherita Johnson, 41; Ja’Rio Taylor, 19; and Shaylona Williams, 17., on Nov. 21. Johnson was seven months pregnant and her baby did not survive. Her 9-year-old daughter was also shot.
When Sparks-Henderson was arrested last week, he was carrying the same gun used in the murders, police said.
According to prosecutors, he admitted to the murders and even went through the victims’ pockets looking for money. Sparks-Henderson told investigators Ja’Rio Taylor was his best friend.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is not pursuing the death penalty.
Continuing coverage of the East 92nd Street murders here.