Big Bond: Man accused of fatally stabbing wife pleads not guilty, slapped with $2M bond

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man accused of viciously stabbing his wife to death just days after she filed for divorce made his first court appearance Tuesday morning in Cleveland Municipal Court.

Ramon Carson is charged with aggravated murder for the stabbing death of his wife Shana Gardner over the weekend. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

"She was a loving and giving person who always loved to laugh and really cared about her community," said Gardner's brother, Brian.

19 Action News sources say the deadly attack happened on Friday and Carson stayed in the couple's Grantwood house over the weekend and sold some of his slain wife's belongings.

Then, police got a call from Carson's brother who said Ramon had killed his wife. Police went to the home on Sunday and found Carson, who told them his wife was in an upstairs bedroom.

Police found Gardner dead upstairs and arrested Carson without incident.

Tuesday in court, Prosecutors made it very clear that they want Carson to remain behind bars.

"State is requesting a two million dollar bond," said the Prosecutor. "Mr. Carson is a flight risk with family in California and Pennsylvania."

The judge agreed and imposed the $2M dollar bond.

Gardner's wake is scheduled for Saturday, August 14th at 9:30AM with the funeral starting at 10AM at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Eastwood Lake in Warrensville Heights.

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