Man receives 5 life sentences for Cleveland murders

Lemon Bryant (Source: WOIO)
Lemon Bryant (Source: WOIO)
James Henderson at sentencing. (Source: WOIO)
James Henderson at sentencing. (Source: WOIO)
Shaylona Williams. (Source: WOIO)
Shaylona Williams. (Source: WOIO)
Sherita Johnson and her son, Jario Taylor. (Source: Family)
Sherita Johnson and her son, Jario Taylor. (Source: Family)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Quintuple murder suspect James Henderson pleaded guilty Wednesday, two days before his trial was scheduled to begin. The judge sentenced Henderson to 5 life sentences without parole. He also received 22 additional years for the attempted murder of two others.

Henderson was charged with five counts of aggravated murder and he admitted to everything.

Henderson was arrested six months after he killed his best friend, Ja'Rio Taylor, 18, Lemon Bryant, 60, Shaylona Williams, 17, and Ja'Rio's mom, 41-year old Sherita Johnson, who was pregnant at the time. A little girl, 9-years-old at the time, was grazed by a bullet after he spotted her entering the E. 92nd home. A 2-year-old inside the car with Johnson was unharmed.

After Henderson killed the victims, prosecutors say he sat down to eat. The judge also questioned why Henderson would take pictures of the victims after they were killed.

Henderson was arrested at a McDonald's in Lakewood, nearly six months after the deadly shooting. He still had the murder weapon in his belt.

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