Cleveland man Jonathan Powell sentenced to life in prison for murders of Trevaun Brown, Cedric Tate

CLEVELAND - After a 15 day trial where jurors convicted a Cleveland man of double murder, a judge sentenced him to life in prison.

Jonathan Powell, 20, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated murder, kidnapping and others and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On Feb. 19, Powell and several friends left the Sirrah House Bar on Lee Road and headed to Powell's Dove Avenue home.

At the house, Powell and his childhood friend Trevaun Brown, 20, began arguing in the basement.

Several gunshots were heard coming from the basement and authorities said the rest of the group took off. Powell came up the stairs to the kitchen where he then shot his other childhood friend Cedric Tate, 19.

Tate and Brown were found dead the next afternoon from multiple gunshot wounds by police.
 

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