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Woman pleads guilty to slashing throat of victim

1:28 PM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty confirmed that Kimberly Black, 29, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty to one count of murder, one count of aggravated murder, and two counts of endangering children.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg will sentence Black at 9 a.m. on Dec. 18.

McGinty said that, on May 17, 2012, Black was with three women, including the victim, 29-year-old Sharice Swain.

The woman were all sitting in a car parked in the driveway of Black's residence on East 125th Street in Cleveland.

Before getting into the vehicle, Black had smoked cigarettes laced with PCP. Black was seated in the passenger's seat of the vehicle when two of the women got  out of the car to call a babysitter.

Black suddenly became extremely paranoid, McGinty said, removed a razor blade from her pocket and slit Swain's throat, as she sat in the driver's seat.

Black gotout of the car and began running down the street with her children. The vehicle Swain was in propelled forward, striking and killing Black's daughter Kymshia Ruffin, 2.


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