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Man who allegedly killed sister last month in Cleveland indicted for her death

Posted: 2:14 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 14:14:21-05
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CLEVELAND — A man accused of killing his sister last month in Cleveland has been indicted on multiple charges.

According to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas records, the suspect, Antonio Leshawn Swanson, 32, is charged with aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, voluntary manslaughter and discharging a firearm near prohibited premises.

Additionally, he was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault for allegedly trying to kill two other individuals on the same day his sister was killed. He was also charged with having weapons under disability.

Authorities say that on Oct. 23, Leshawn killed his sister—Willnita Hill—near East 109th Street and Mount Carmel Road.

He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force the following week.

Court records show that Swanson has a prior criminal history. He was convicted or pleaded guilty in the past to aggravated robbery.

Swanson's indictment labeled him as a repeat violent offender.

He is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Nov. 21.

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