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.