CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two brothers accused of murdering the cook at a restaurant they all worked at were arraigned Thursday.
Jeremy and Omar Calloway pleaded not guilty to stabbing Michael Reese, 24, to death at the Academy Tavern on Larchmere Blvd.
Jeremy was indicted on the charge of obstruction of justice.
Omar was indicted on the charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.
Cleveland police said the Calloway brothers and Reese started arguing in the restaurant kitchen on March 23.
Officers said the argument spilled outside and Reese was stabbed on the sidewalk.
Reese’s family said he had worked at Academy Tavern for over four years.
“A fight is a fight, but you can talk a fight out. You don’t have to jump to grabbing weapons,” said the victim’s sister Tasha Reese.
Both Omar and Jeremy are being held on a $100,000 bond and will be back in court on April 16.