4-year-old’s aunt, her boyfriend charged with murder in connection to Euclid boy’s death

Investigators say Musiah Wadud had blunt impacts to his head, neck and brain
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 11:22 AM EDT
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EUCLID, Ohio (WOIO) - The Euclid Police Department identified the two suspects who were arrested and charged with murder in connection to the death of a 4-year-old boy.

Initial appearances for 29-year-old Devin Hall and 30-year-old Dyneshia Anderson, who was four months pregnant at the time of her arrest, were held at Euclid Municipal Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Devin Hall and Dyneshia Anderson
Devin Hall and Dyneshia Anderson(Source: Euclid police)

Both face a charge of murder, Euclid police said.

The Euclid Municipal Court judge set bond for both Anderson and Hall at $2 million. Their cases were bound over to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas with the next hearing set for May 17.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office previously said the death of 4-year-old Musiah Wadud was ruled a homicide due to “blunt impacts to head, neck, trunk, and extremities with brain, liver, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries.”

Police initially responded to the Parkside Gardens apartment complex on East 260th Street on the morning of May 5 after receiving a report for an unresponsive 4-year-old.

CPR was administered and paramedics took Wadud to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead from the scene.

Detectives began investigating the suspicious death immediately, according to police.

Warrants were later issued for the arrests of Hall and Anderson. Both were taken into custody on May 10 in Cleveland with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service.

19 News has identified, through Wadud’s family, the two suspects as the boy’s aunt and her boyfriend. Anderson has legal custody of the 4-year-old, according to family.

Police said three other children, who are 10 years old or younger, were removed from the apartment for their safety.

Both Anderson and Hall have court dates scheduled for Tuesday, May 17.

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