An Ohio man faces myriad criminal charges for allegedly shooting and killing his pregnant and recently married sister along with her husband during a Labor Day family picnic in a Cleveland suburb.
Jason D. Iverson, 29, stands accused of three counts of aggravated murder, five counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and eight counts of felonious assault, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. The defendant was charged on Tuesday afternoon in a 17-count indictment obtained by Law&Crime.
Mercedes Iverson-Carter, 30, and her husband, Trea “Norbert” Carter, 31, had been married for less than a year when they were shot and killed on Sept. 4 at Stafford Park in Maple Heights. The pair were set to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary in October and had just announced they were expecting a baby girl to be named Ava, the victim’s and defendant’s mother told local NBC affiliate WEWS.