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EUCLID, Ohio (WJW)– A special prosecutor was named to handle a murder case involving the son of a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge.
Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said a special prosecutor from Summit County was appointed in Omnisun Azali‘s case to, “Eliminate any appearance of a conflict of interest.”
Azali is the son of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams.
The special prosecutor will oversee the investigation and review for potential charges.
Euclid police arrested Azali Wednesday on a murder charge after his wife Mwaka was found shot to death inside their Euclid home.
Attorney Jeffrey Saffold, who represents Azali, said, “This is a case of self defense.”
Bond was set at $1 million. Euclid Municipal Court Officials confirmed to the I-Team Wednesday that Azali posted bond. It is unknown when he will be released from jail.