Violent Cleveland teenager pleads guilty to multiple felony charges

Violent Cleveland teenager pleads guilty to multiple felony charges

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 17-year-old, who was being tried in adult court, entered a guilty plea to multiple felony charges.

Eddie Burns was charged in a number of violent crimes; including, the attack on an elderly Cleveland couple.

Burns attacked Della Watts outside her Cleveland home on Feb. 7, 2018.

Her husband, Willie Watts, 81, saw what was happening and rushed out to help.

Willie was severely beaten and died less than two months after the incident.

Willie Watts, 81, died after protecting his wife from an attacker.
Willie Watts, 81, died after protecting his wife from an attacker.

Burns will be sentenced on March 21 by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg.

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