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CLEVELAND (WJW) – A man who was indicted on 14 counts of aggravated murder for killing a woman, 2 children and another man in Cleveland’s Slavic Village is facing the death penalty.

Armond Johnson, 29, is charged with shooting a mother near East 63rd St. and Fleet Ave. on July 18, 2019. Investigators say he killed the 25-year-old mother, then set the house on fire and ran from the scene.

The woman’s children, ages 6 and 2, were inside the home when it was set on fire. Both children died. Police say Johnson killed another man who lived in the area.

“Armond Johnson brutally murdered four people, including his own son. His callous actions, along with his extensive violent criminal history, demands that he receive the ultimate punishment,” Prosecutor Mike O’Malley said in a statement to Ed Gallek when Johnson was indicted.

On July 22, 2019, Armond Johnson was indicted on the following charges:

  • Fourteen counts of Aggravated Murder
  • Four counts of Arson
  • Two counts of Felonious Assault
  • Two counts of Aggravated Burglary
  • Two counts of Endangering Children
  • Two counts of Having Weapons Under Disability
  • One count of Kidnapping
  • One count of Tampering With Evidence

Johnson’s trial starts Monday. He faces the death penalty.