Simone Biles Responds To Brother's Murder Charged

Cleveland - The Olympic gymnast sister of an accused killer has broken her silence.

Simone Biles took to twitter late Monday to issue an official statement on Tevin Biles-Thomas' charges.

Biles-Thomas was arrested last week in Georgia on multiple counts of murder and other charges. Cuyahoga County prosecutors say Biles-Thomas gunned down three men on new year's eve after being asked to leave a party on Denison Avenue.

On December 31, 2018, numerous people attended a New Year’s Eve party at a residence near Denison Avenue and W. 45th Street. Around 11:30pm, an uninvited group walked into the house and an altercation ensued between the uninvited guests and those who were invited.

The altercation led to gunfire and multiple victims were shot, three of which were fatal. Several party attendees fled the scene.

Cleveland Police responded to the scene immediately. 19-year-old Delvante Johnson and 21-year-old Toshaun Banks were pronounced deceased at the scene.

23-year-old Devaughn Gibson was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

“The investigators within the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit remained committed to securing an arrest in this tragic case,” said Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin Williams. “We appreciate our partnership with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and are confident that their efforts will bring justice for the families affected by this terrible incident.”

The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury returned an indictment (attached) charging Biles-Thomas with the following:

  • 6 counts of Murder
  • 3 counts of Voluntary Manslaughter
  • 5 counts of Felonious Assault
  • 1 count of Perjury

Biles-Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, September 13th, at 8:30am at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center.

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