Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

"Justice delayed is justice denied." -- William E. Gladstone

Hotlines

Child Abuse/ Neglect  216.696.KIDS
Children Who Witness Violence  216.443.7345
Crime Stoppers  216.252.7463
Cuyahoga County Whistleblowers  216.698.2999
Domestic Violence Help  216.391.4357
Elder Abuse  216.420.6700
Environmental Crime  800.282.9378
MADD/Victim-Survivor Help  877.MADD.HELP
Ohio Consumer Protection  800.282.0515
Rape Crisis Center Help  216.619.6192
Suicide Prevention  216.623.6888

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News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Godmother and Her Husband Indicted for Murder of Four-Year-Old Eliazar Ruiz

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley and Cleveland Police Department Chief Calvin Williams announced that a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted Joanne Vega, 31, and Romaine Tolbert, 36, for the murder of four-year-old Eliazar Ruiz. Vega was the victim’s godmother and Tolbert is her husband. more...

George Brinkman Sentenced to Death for the Murders of 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor, and her two daughters, Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a three-judge panel sentenced George Brinkman Jr. to death for the murders of Suzanne Taylor, and her two daughters, Taylor Pifer and Kylie Pifer.  more...

Dale Peters Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole Possibility for Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Dale Peters was sentenced to Life Without Parole for the murder of ex-girlfriend Laura Fruscella.  more...

Neighbor Indicted for Arson and Double Homicide in Mayfield Heights

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Grand Jury has indicted 27-year-old Dominique Swopes for the aggravated murder of Rebecca Pletnewski and her 8-year-old daughter.

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Grand Jury Indicts Lance Mason for Aggravated Murder

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted Lance Mason on six charges, including Aggravated Murder. He faces a maximum penalty of Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole. more...