Two men indicted for murder of pregnant East Cleveland woman

CLEVELAND - Two men have been indicted on aggravated murder charges in the shooting death of an East Cleveland woman last month.

Dena'Jua Delaney, 18, died from a gunshot wound to the head following an incident in the 1800 block of Garfield Road on Feb. 22, East Cleveland police said. It happened on the same block as Superior Elementary School.

NewsChannel5 learned Delaney was involved in a fist fight that escalated and police said she may have been the intended target of the shooting. Surveillance video showed five people in a gold Saturn fighting with a group of people in the street. Detectives said two people in the car fired shots.

Days later, East Cleveland police said they had two people in custody, who they said were in the car. The alleged triggerman, 18-year-old Robert Robinson, turned himself over to police. Officers said he has gang associations.

"I want to nail every single person that had any role whatsoever in this. This could have happened anywhere. Innocent people, 99.9 percent of the people, should not have to be terrorized by this sort of violence," East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said in the days that followed.

Robinson and Jeremy Logan have now been indicted for aggravated murder, two counts of murder, six counts of felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

According to the indictment, Robinson and Logan also injured six other people during the shooting. The indictment also said the men "did purposely cause the unlawful termination of Dena'Jua Delaney's pregnancy."

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