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CLEVELAND (AP/WJW) — A Parma man indicted on an aggravated homicide cost may now be sentenced to demise within the fatal beating of his 5-year-old son in March if convicted.
Matthew Ponomarenko was initially indicted in April on a non-death penalty homicide cost. Authorities say Ponomarenko referred to as 911 to report he was listening to voices and had struck his son, Jax, with a baseball bat at their house in Parma.
Prosecutors stated on the time they might think about searching for one other indictment with demise penalty specs.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley confirmed to FOX 8 the grand jury indictment this week that added the demise penalty.
“It is likely one of the most vicious assaults dedicated by a human being I’ve ever seen,” O’Malley stated. “The truth that it was a father who did this to his younger son is meaningless to me.”
The 32-year-old Ponomarenko stays jailed on a $5 million bond.
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