Son Charged: Former Mayor's Son Accused In Mother's Murder - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Son Charged: Former Mayor's Son Accused In Mother's Murder

Cleveland, OH - Breaking news surrounding the murder of the ex-wife of former East Cleveland mayor Emmanuel Onunwor.

Diane Onunwor was fatally shot inside her Cleveland home last Friday.

Police have now charged her son - Clifton Onunwor - with the murder of his mother.

The 22-year-old was the one who alerted authorities to the crime at his mother's house but said he came over to check on her after he was unable to reach her.

The coroner says the 56-year-old victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to her body.

Clifton Onunwor now charged aggravated murder and tampering with evidence.

Detectives used ballistics evidence to tie Clifton to the crime. 

He's slated to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning.

Emmanuel Onunwor is currently serving a nine-year federal prison term after being convicted of taking bribes while in office.

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