Posted on July 31, 2022

3 Suspects Accused in Beating Death of Akron Teenager Outside I Promise School Indicted on Lesser Charges

Julia Bingel, WOIO, July 28, 2022

The three men charged in the beating death of a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of the I Promise School were indicted on lesser charges by the Summit County Grand Jury.

Deshawn Stafford Jr., 20, Tyler Stafford, 19, and Donovon Jones, 21, were originally charged with murder for the death of Ethan Liming on June 2.

Ethan Liming

Ethan Liming

The Summit County Grand Jury has now returned an indictment on lesser charges:

Deshawn Stafford: Two counts of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault

Tyler Stafford: Involuntary manslaughter and assault

Donovon Jones: Two counts of assault

According to Akron police, Liming died after being brutally assaulted {snip}


Liming’s family members said the suspects continued to beat him until he was dead.