Akron Police think they may have solved a quadruple murder that happened in an apartment on Kimlyn Circle near Chapel Hill Mall April 18th. They've arrested two men and charged them with aggravated murder.
Deshanon Haywood and Derrick Brantley, both 21, are charged in the execution stle shootng deaths of 24-year-old Ronald Roberts, 23-year-old Kem Delaney, and two 19-year-old women Kiana Welch and Maria Nash.
The bodies were discovered in the basement of Robert's townhouse. All the victims had been shot in the head..
Haywood and Brantley are charged with four counts each of aggravated murder and four counts of aggravated robbery and were booked into the Summit County Jail.
Police believe robbery was the motive for the shootings.
News Release From The Akron Police Department
As a result of a thorough, month-long investigation, the Akron Police Department homicide detectives charged both Deshanon Haywood, 21, of Brittain Road and Derrick Brantley, 21, of Cornell Street, each with four counts of aggravated murder and four counts of aggravated robbery.
On April 18, 2013, one of the victim’s friends discovered the bodies of Kem Delaney, Maria Nash, Ronald Roberts, and Kiana Welch in the basement of 42 Kimlyn Circle. Multiple officers, detectives and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. Several interviews were conducted, evidence was collected and various records were examined. The autopsy results revealed that each victim suffered multiple gunshots, including at least one gunshot to the head.
Haywood and Brantley were both charged with obstructing justice for providing false statements to homicide detectives during the investigation. Deshanon Haywood was charged with obstructing justice on April 27, 2013. At that time, Haywood was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail on unrelated charges and has been incarcerated since that time. Derrick Brantley was charged with obstructing justice on April 29, 2013 and has been incarcerated in the Summit County Jail as well.