Sentencing for man convicted of killing a woman in East Cleveland in 2021

Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 8:32 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 at 3:18 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland man convicted of fatally shooting a woman in East Cleveland in 2021 was sentenced to life in prison by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Tuesday afternoon.

John Jordan III is eligible for parole after he serves 36 years, plus 10 more years the judge added on to protect the public.

John Jordan at sentencing
John Jordan at sentencing((Source: WOIO))

Jordan, 35, was found guilty on Feb. 7 of murder and felonious assault after a four day trial.

Jordan shot and killed Chanika Clark, 32, on Oct. 12, 2021.

East Cleveland police said the couple got into an argument at a home near Northfield and Euclid Avenues. They then continued to argue outside the home and Jordan shot her one time before fleeing.

EMS responded to the scene and transported Clark to a local hospital, where the Maple Heights mom died from her injuries.

Police arrested Jordan on Oct. 21, 2021 at a home in the 17000 block of Throckley Ave. in Cleveland.