Victim Died from Stab Wound to Torso and Heart
By Bronson Peshlakai
A woman charged in connection to the stabbing death of Tri-C student Anthony Martemus remains in jail under a $200,000 bond.
Tiaunna Hall, 21, did not enter a plea and denied a preliminary hearing on charges that she murdered her live-in boyfriend at an initial appearance in Cleveland Municipal Court.
Court documents indicate there was enough probable cause to charge Hall with murder and allowed the case to go to the Cuyahoga County grand jury.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner released its final report calling Martemus’s death a suspected homicide.
The summary said his cause of death was a “stab wound of torso with injury to heart.”
On Feb. 6, Police responded to the 600 block of East 123rd Street on a domestic fight call at 10:59 p.m. and found the victim inside a residence with a stab wound to the chest. Martemus was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was treated, then later pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m., a spokesperson for Cleveland Police said in a press release.
Hall was arrested on the scene. News reports indicate Martemus was a live-in boyfriend since November. Persons who knew him on the Tri-C Metro Campus have said he was having trouble with his relationship to Hall in the past few weeks.
The police report said Hall and Martemus were involved in an altercation when he suffered a stab wound to the chest.
“The manner in which the victim received the wound is under investigation,” the release said.
Martemus was seen regularly working out at the Metro Recreation and Wellness Center.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact homicide investigators at 216-623-5464; anonymous information can be given through Crimestoppers.
The Voice will continue to receive updates surrounding new details related to this homicide and will post the latest information online at CCCVOICE.com.