Cleveland mother pleads guilty to murder

Cleveland mother pleads guilty to murder

A 29-year-old Cleveland mother pleaded guilty to one count of murder, one count of aggravated murder and two counts of endangering children.

On May 17, Kimberly Black was with three women, including the victim, 29-year-old Sharice Swain.  The women were all sitting in a car parked in the driveway of Black's residence on East 125th Street in Cleveland.

Prior to entering the vehicle, Black had smoked cigarettes laced with PCP.  Black was seated in the passenger's seat of the vehicle when two of the women exited the car to call a babysitter. Black suddenly became extremely paranoid, removed a razor blade from her pocket and slit Swains throat, who was seated in the driver's seat of the vehicle. Black exited the vehicle and began running down the street with her children. The vehicle Swain was in propelled forward striking the 2-year-old daughter of Black, Kymshia Ruffin.

Swain and Ruffin both died as a result of their injuries

Sentencing is scheduled for December 18.

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