Perk Park murder conviction overturned - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Perk Park murder conviction of Joaquin Hicks overturned

An Ohio State Court of Appeals has just thrown out the conviction of one of the men convicted in a downtown shooting, which outraged and horrified the community.

The appeals court has reversed the conviction of Joaquin Hicks.

Hicks was convicted, with several other men, for killing one man and seriously wounding another at Perk Park in downtown Cleveland.

The execution style shootings happened in February of 2009.

The court ruled the evidence against Hicks was not overwhelming.

The judges also thought some of the prosecution questions were unfair and there were inconsistencies among the prosecution witnesses.

Hicks was drinking at the Scorchers Bar on East 12th, when he set up Jeremy and Jory, both Cleveland Clinic workers, to be robbed.

Hicks was serving life in prison.

19 Action News will be following up on this to see if Hicks will get out of prison, or if he will be re-tried.

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