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Duo accused in death of mother, who was a model and nursing assistant, indicted on multiple charges

Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 11:53:37-04

CLEVELAND — Two men accused in the shooting death of a young mother, who was a model and nursing assistant, during an attempted robbery in Euclid, have been indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on multiple felony charges relating to her death.

Curtis Gatheright, 21, and Daylonta Jones, 20, of both Cleveland, are facility multiple charges. Including aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery (2), felonious assault (2), improperly handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence.

The charges stem from an attempted robbery in which East Cleveland resident Shalaymiah Moore was shot and killed while dropping off a friend at a house on Lakeshore Boulevard on Oct. 2.

Her mother, Rochelle Moore, said her daughter tried to get away from the two men, who police later identified Gatheright and Jones as the suspects.

She later died from her injuries at the hospital.

Shalaymiah was a mother to a 13-year-old boy, a model and a nursing assistant.

“You can never replace a mother,” said Rochelle. “This has been horrendous for him. He asked the question, ‘Why did they have to kill my mom?’”

Shalaymiah is not the first child Rochelle has lost to senseless gun violence; her son was shot and killed 13 years ago. She said his murderers have never been arrested.

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