NewsContinuing CoverageSlavic Village Quadruple Homicide

Actions

Armond Johnson found guilty of 14 counts of aggravated murder for Slavic Village quadruple homicide in 2019

slavic village homicides
Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-02 23:15:53-04

CLEVELAND — A man accused of killing two children, their mother and another man in Slavic Village in 2019 has been found guilty of multiple charges and could face the death penalty.

Armond A. Johnson, 29, was found guilty of the following:

  • 14 counts of aggravated murder
  • Three counts of aggravated arson
  • Two counts of endangering children
  • One count of kidnapping
  • One count of tampering with evidence

Johnson was arrested on July 9, 2019 at the scene of the crime. The day prior, police responded to the 3700 block of East 63rd Street for a man shot. When they arrived, officers found the body of 35-year-old David Cousin Jr. in an empty lot adjacent to a home where the bodies of Takeyra Collins, 25, and her two children—Aubree Stone, 2, and Armond Johnson Jr., 6, were found inside.

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley released this statement following the verdict:

“Armond Johnson is a vile individual. With his barbaric actions he killed his 6-year-old son, the mother of his child, her 2-year-old child and an innocent bystander. He deserves to pay with his life for his horrendous crimes and this verdict is the first step in bringing Mr. Johnson to justice."

He was found guilty of specific charges that make him eligible for the death penalty.

In addition to the charges relating to the Slavic Village homicide case, Johnson pleaded not guilty to charges in an unrelated robbery. The charges include:

  • Aggravated robbery
  • Abduction
  • Grand theft
  • Two counts of aggravated theft
  • Having weapons under disability

Johnson was expected to have a hearing regarding the unrelated robbery in August. It is unknown what the outcome was according to the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts website.
Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.