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Guilty Plea: Cold-Blooded Triggerman in Perk Park Execution-Style Shootings Admits Guilt

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GUILTY PLEA: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - New details in the trial for the accused East 12th Street execution-style shooter.

Ralfeal King pleaded guilty in court on Monday. He was immediately sentenced to 46 years behind bars before he'll be eligible for parole. 

King was 17 at the time of the shooting.  Under Ohio Law, because King committed the crime as a juvenile he was not eligible for the death penalty.  

In February of 2009, two Cleveland Clinic employees were shot at Perk Park located at E. 12th Street and Chester Avenue. They were both shot execution-style in the head.

Jory Aebly survived the shooting, Jeremy Pechanec died. 

Pechanec's mother, Pamela spoke during the sentencing.  "My son is gone.  I have to spend the rest of my life without my son.  I'm not ever going to see him get married.  I'm not going to get to hold my grandchildren," said Pamela Pechanec.

Reginald Day, one of five suspects, told the prosecutor he helped with the execution style shootings as part of a "gang initiation."

Here are the other suspects and their sentences:

  • Perry King  - sentenced to 12 years in prison.
  • Cornelius King -  sentenced to life in prison..parole after 15 years.
  • Joaquin Hicks -  sentenced to life in prison..with parole after 61 years.
  • Reginald Day  - sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility for parole after 21 years.

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