Quadruple Akron murder suspects Derrick Brantley, Deshanon Haywood indicted by prosecutor

AKRON, Ohio - Two 21 year olds have been indicted for a quadruple murder in Akron and face the death penalty if convicted.

The Summit County Prosecutor announced a 46-count indictment against Derrick Brantley, 21, and Deshanon Haywood, 21, for the quadruple homicide in a townhouse near the Chapel Hill Mall.

Both men are charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping, among others, and could be sentenced to die if jurors convict one or both men.

"Derrick Brantley and Deshanon Haywood are accused of committing one of the deadliest shootings this city has seen," said Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. "I can only imagine the pain these families are going through, knowing that their loved ones died such early and violent deaths."

On April 18, Kem Delaney, Ronald Roberts, Maria Nash and Kiana Welch were found dead inside a Kimlyn Circle home. Officials said each died from gunshot wounds to their heads.

Brantley and Haywood will be arraigned in Summit County Common Pleas Court on June 7 at 8 a.m.

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