In Court: E.12th Shooting Suspect Wants The Same Judge as The Other Defendants

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The second of five suspects in the execution-style shootings of two Cleveland Clinic workers was scheduled for pre-trial today.

Joaquin Hicks is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder charges for the February shootings.

Today in court, Hicks' attorney asked that all of the remaining suspects be heard before the same judge.

This, after Cornelius King pled guilty to all charges after taking a plea deal and was sentenced to 15-years to life in prison.

King sobbed in court saying "I tried to stop him though, I tried to pull him away, I tried to prevent it from happening."

Both Cleveland Clinic workers were shot in the head in Perk Park located on E.12th Street and Chester Avenue.

Jeremy Pechanec, 28-years-old, died from the gunshot wound and 26-year-old Jory Aebly made a miraculous recovery.

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