Married couple charged with murdering man in Seven Hills appear in court

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 10:02 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 10:37 AM EDT
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PARMA Ohio (WOIO) - The man and woman charged with a murder Monday at a home in Seven Hills were arraigned in Parma Municipal Court Wednesday morning.

Seven Hills police officers were called to a home in the 7700 block of McCreary Road around 2:45 a.m. Monday.

The victim, Maurice Petrak, 54, was found suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS transported Petrak to University Hospitals Medial Center Parma where he was pronounced dead.

Several hours later police arrested Bernard Murphy, 44, and Jenea Murphy, 38.

Jenea Murphy
Jenea Murphy((Source: Seven Hills police))

Both are charged with aggravated murder.

The judge from Wednesday’s hearings identified the two suspects as being a married couple.

Bernard Murphy
Bernard Murphy((Source: Seven Hills police))

Police added the suspects and victim all knew each other and this was not a random act of violence.

The couple requested a preliminary hearing and are expected back in court on Aug. 11.

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