Death Case: Grand Jury indicts man accused of killing wife, dumping little boy on shady street

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Grand Jury has indicted the man accused of murdering his wife and then abandoning her four-year-old son on an inner city street.

Maurice Lyons is accused of viciously stabbing his wife, Tonya Hunter-Lyons, 17 times inside their Walden Avenue home last month.

Lyons was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, endangering children, tampering with evidence, misuse of credit cards, domestic violence, disrupting public service, intimidation of a crime victim, and telecommunications harassment.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Hunter-Lyons - a marriage counselor - filed domestic violence complaints against her husband weeks prior to her murder. There was a warrant issued for Lyons' arrest, but police were unable to locate him.

After the murder, Lyons allegedly drove the victim's little boy to East 28th and Cedar and dumped him off on the street, all alone. Neighbors found the crying boy and immediately called 911. After talking to the child, police were led back to his home located on the 17500 block of Walden Avenue and found his fatally stabbed mother in the garage.

Lyons remains jailed on $8M dollar bond. He was also indicted for three other domestic violence incidents that had yet to be resolved.

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