Sentencing for Cleveland woman found guilty of 2021 Thanksgiving Day murder

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 7:21 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 10:58 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 30-year-old Cleveland woman was sentenced Thursday morning to life in prison for shooting two women in Cleveland on Thanksgiving Day 2021.

Dominique Johnson, 29, died from her injuries. The second woman survived.

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kathleen Sutula added Katia Chappell is first eligible for parole after serving 43 and a half years behind bars.

Katia Chappell in court for her sentencing on March 16, 2023
Katia Chappell in court for her sentencing on March 16, 2023((Source: WOIO))

Chappell shot both victims inside a car around 2:25 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2021 in the 12000 block of Elmwood Avenue.

Two women shot on Nov. 25, 2021.
Two women shot on Nov. 25, 2021.(Source: WOIO)

Chappell was taken into custody by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in Maple Heights on Jan. 10, 2022.

On Feb. 14, a jury found Chappell guilty on all counts; including, aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and carrying concealed weapons.