Cleveland teen sentenced to life for March murder

CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said an 18-year-old Clevelander could spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Byron Redd last March.

Guy Jarrett received a sentence of 45 years to life today from Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Judge Janet R. Burnside.

He was convicted by a jury on February 6 on one count of Aggravated Murder, two counts of Murder, four counts of Felonious assault, four counts of aggravated robbery and one count of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Jarrett will not be eligible for parole until 2059.

Evidence presented by the State of Ohio proved that Jarrett killed Redd, 22, of Cleveland, in the early morning hours of March 10, 2013.

Redd and two women had stopped at a birthday party on East 149th Street in Cleveland. As they were preparing to leave, Jarrett opened the driver's door of Redd's Ford F-150 pick-up and brandished a gun.

When Redd attempted to drive away, Jarrett began firing into the vehicle.

Redd was struck seven times before he lost consciousness and crashed the truck into his own home a few blocks away. He died at MetroHealth Medical Center.

"The unprovoked actions of this defendant demonstrate what a cold, calculated killer he is," said Assistant County Prosecutor Norman Schroth, who prosecuted this case for the State of Ohio along with Assistant County Prosecutors Daniel Cleary and Adrienne Linnick.

"Byron Redd's life ended at age 22 for no good reason."


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