Gone Away: Thugs Involved in Execution-Style Shooting in Downtown Park Sentenced

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two thugs involved in an execution-style shooting at a downtown Cleveland park are headed to prison.

Joaquin Hicks was sentenced to 61-years to life while Perry King, Jr. received 12-years behind bars.

Both were convicted for participating in setting up and carrying out a robbery in Perk Plaza which led to the shooting of two Cleveland Clinic workers.

Jeremy Pechanec was killed and Jory Aebly was critically injured, but survived.

On March 5, a jury found Hicks guilty of murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and attempted murder, with gun specifications on all counts. He was also found guilty of repeat violent offender and notice of prior conviction specifications. He is facing life in prison.

On March 15, Perry King pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder. He could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

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