Conviction appealed in parking lot murder case

Conviction appealed in parking lot murder case

The attorney for Matthew Warmus has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A jury found Warmus guilty of murder and on Oct. 28, 2010 Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel Gaul sentenced him to a total of 18 years in prison.

According to the County Prosecutor's office, Warmus, 25, of Uniontown, fatally shot David Williams, 27, of Maple Heights, on April 9, 2010. Warmus entered a parking lot located at 903 East Ninth St. in Cleveland. After Warmus parked his car, he argued with the attendant, David Williams, about the cost of parking and then got into a physical altercation with the victim. Warmus retrieved a gun from his car and ordered the victim to the ground. Warmus shot him three times, twice in the abdomen and once in the head.

The victim was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

At the sentencing, the victim's family addressed the court. Chris Williams, the victim's mother said he was a good man who had a lot of friends and a son who adored him. She said the boy spent Father's Day sitting on his grave saying, "I wish I could just kiss and hug dad."