Cuyahoga County

Twelve Day Jury Trial Results in Devin Brothers Being Found Guilty

4/4/2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2013

CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that Devin Brothers was found guilty late yesterday by a jury after a twelve day trial. Brothers, 20, of Cleveland, was found guilty of a total of seventeen charges including: Rape, Kidnapping, Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Theft, Petty Theft, Menacing by Stalking, and Aggravated Menacing. Judge Michael Jackson has scheduled a sexual violent predator hearing for April 18, 2013, to determine if Brothers will face life in prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 9, 2013.  

On October 23, 2011, the 21-year-old female victim was walking to the bus stop to go to work when Brothers grabbed her, held a gun to her head, pulled her behind a building and sexually assaulted her. Before fleeing the area, Brothers stole the victims iPod and debit card and proceeded to have her count to 100 before moving. After the assault, the victim went to a nearby hospital where a rape kit was performed.

In a separate case, on November 3, 2011, Brothers followed a 14-year-old victim as she was walking to school. The victim was walking along Linwood Avenue in Cleveland when she was approached by Brothers. The suspect asked her if she had any money and the victim responded that she did not. Brothers then grabbed the victim by her coat, put a handgun to her head, dragged her behind an abandoned house and sexually assaulted her. He also stole $30.00 and an Ipod from the victim. Following the assault, the victim continued to school where she notified school personnel and they contacted the police. On November 7, 2011, the 21-year-old female victim was walking in the area of East 85th Street in Cleveland when she was approached by Brothers. The suspect grabbed the victim by her jacket, asked her if she had any money, and threatened to beat her with a bottle that he was holding. He then pulled the victim into the yard of an abandoned building. A witness observed this occurring from across the street and screamed. Brothers saw the witness and fled the area on foot. In May 2012, a DNA hit came back to Brothers.

Assistant County Prosecutors Mahmoud Awadallah and Margaret Troia prosecuted this case.

Contact: Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, (216) 698-2819, cell (216) 299-9326 or mrusso@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us  http://prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us .    

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