Lakewood man sentenced to life in prison for murder

1:51 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason said Jadell Van Horn was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 41 years on Tuesday.

On March 7, 2011, Van Horn, 23, of Lakewood, participated in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Navario Banks.

During the robbery, Banks was shot in the back of the head at his Warrensville Heights home. Police found a shotgun at Van Horn's Lakewood home that was stolen from the victim's home.

In a separate case, on March 8, 2011, Van Horn robbed a 21-year-old man near Bellaire Road and Guardian Avenue in Cleveland.

During this robbery, Van Horn shot the victim in the right side of his neck. Van Horn was arrested on March 9, 2011, for both offenses.

On March 20, 2012, Van Horn pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated robbery, and two counts of kidnapping for the March 7 incident.

All counts carry a 1- and 3-year-firearm specification, notice of prior conviction specification, repeat violent offender specification, and a forfeiture specification.

Also on March 20, Van Horn pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of attempted murder, and one count of having weapons while under disability for the incident that took place on March 8.

All counts carry a 1- and 3-year-firearm specification, notice of prior conviction specification, and repeat violent offender specification.

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