The brother of one of the victims in a Cleveland quintuple homicide tried to attack a defendant who had just pleaded guilty to the fatal shootings.
According to CBS News, defendant James Sparks-Henderson, 21, pleaded guilty to avoid a possible death sentence. Instead he was given five consecutive life prison terms.
Sparks-Henderson shot and killed 41-year-old Sherita Johnson and her unborn child, 60-year-old Lemon Bryant, 19-year-old Ja'Rio Taylor, and 17-year-old Shaylona Williams. Johnson's 9-year-old daughter, Janiyah was wounded in the incident. They were attacked at a home in November 2014. Prosecutors haven't found a motive for why Sparks-Henderson committed the murders. Police claim Taylor was his best friend.
Johnson's brother, Delray, gave an emotional statement in the courtroom on Wednesday. Cleveland.com reported that Sparks-Henderson smirked at Delray Johnson as he spoke. Johnson told Sparks-Henderson in his statement, "I'm glad you're going to suffer every day of your life. You're not going to go out the easy way and asked to be killed."
Just a few seconds later, Johnson charged toward Sparks-Henderson. Sheriff's deputies wrestled him and pushed him out of the courtroom.
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