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Cleveland man arrested for killing 94-year-old World War II veteran

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 18:09:27-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man has been indicted for killing a 94-year-old World War II veteran.

Authorities said a welfare check was done on April 15 at the victim's home on Plymouth Road.

When police arrived, they found the man unresponsive and pronounced him dead.

On April 18, 41-year-old Michael Dudas was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force near Pearl and Henniger roads.

“This was a brutal murder by an individual who has no regard for human life,” said Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “This senseless killing – of a man who served our nation during a time when we needed him most – is truly tragic.”

Dudas is in custody at the Cuyahoga County Jail on $2,000,000 bond.

He has been charged with the following:

  • 2 counts of Aggravated Murder.
  • 1 count of Murder.
  • 1 count of Aggravated Robbery.
  • 1 count of Aggravated Burglary.
  • 1 count of Kidnapping.
  • 1 count of Felonious Assault.
  • 4 counts of Misuse of credit cards.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

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