CLEVELAND — A trial is set to begin Wednesday morning for a man accused of killing an 83-year-old man in a road rage incident earlier this year in Independence.
Cronie Lloyd, 48, was arrested in February and held on a $3 million bond for the death of Gary Power, 83, of Fairview Park.
Lloyd is charged with murder and felonious assault, court records state.
According to authorities, Lloyd punched Power following a fender bender at a gas station in Independence.
Video evidence taken from the scene showed Power pulling into a gas station moments before another man, later identified as Lloyd, pulled in driving a dark-colored Jeep.
Both men got out of their cars and talked briefly before the Lloyd allegedly sucker punched the victim. The impact caused Power to fall to the ground, where he struck his head on the pavement, according to authorities.
After the attack, the assailant went through the Power’s belongings, then walked back to his vehicle and drove away, authorities said.
Lloyd has a history of violence, according to jail records. In 1991, Lloyd was sent to prison on rape, aggravated burglary and robbery charges. He was paroled in 2016.
Lloyd is scheduled to appear in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas at 9 a.m.