Trial underway for man accused of murdering Maple Heights neighb - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Trial underway for a man accused of murdering his neighbor

Darnell Newett Sr. on trial for murdering neighbor. (Source: Maple Heights Police) Darnell Newett Sr. on trial for murdering neighbor. (Source: Maple Heights Police)
MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

A murder trial is underway in Maple Heights for a man accused murdering his neighbor.

Darnell Newett, 50, is charged in the stabbing death of Rhonda Jackson, 53, in March of 2013.

She was stabbed more than 50 times in her apartment at the Bel Vista Apartments on Clare Avenue. Maple Heights Police found her body after they were asked to do a welfare check.

No motive has ever been released.

A jury was chosen Monday and after viewing the murder scene the jury will hear opening statements.

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