Cleveland siblings deny charges tied to stepfather’s murder

CLEVELAND (AP) – The stepchildren of a Cleveland man fatally shot in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood in November have denied charges connected to his death. reports 34-year-old Ronald Brown pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated murder, felonious assault and other offenses stemming from 45-year-old Tyrone Pennyman’s Nov. 1 death.

Prosecutors say Brown shot Pennyman in a truck parked outside a Panna Lane home shortly after getting into an argument with the man.

Brown’s sister, Veronica, also pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, failure to report a felony and obstructing official business on Monday.

Prosecutors say Veronica Brown and another woman either witnessed or knew about the shooting but failed to report it to police.

A Cuyahoga County judge ordered the siblings held following their arraignment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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