$2M bond set for man accused of murdering 94-year-old Cleveland man

Michael Dudas was charged with aggravated murder.
Michael Dudas was charged with aggravated murder.((Source: Police))
Updated: Apr. 30, 2020 at 9:45 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday for the beating death of a WWII veteran.

Cleveland police said Michael Dudas murdered Charles Vonderau.

The 94-year-old man was found inside his Plymouth Road home in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood on April 15.

94-year-old man murdered in his own home.
94-year-old man murdered in his own home.(19 News)

Officers went to the home to conduct a welfare check and found Vonderau’s body.

“This was a brutal murder by an individual who has no regard for human life,” said Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “This senseless killing – of a man who served our nation during a time when we needed him most – is truly tragic.”

Dudas was indicted on the charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, felonious assault and misuse of credit cards.

The judge ordered a $2 million bond for Dudas.

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