Suspected drive-by killer arraigned in Cleveland Municipal Court

(Cleveland) - The suspect charged with killing a sleeping child was arraigned this morning.

Raysean Howard Jr. appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court. The prosecution asked for a bond of $1 million dollars, and Judge Michael Nelson quickly agreed.

Howard is charged with the drive by shooting that took the life of 6 year old Lyric Lawson on October 5th. The child was fatally wounded while hosting at slumber party inside her home on East 171st Street.

Police say 30 bullets were fired into the house that night.

On Monday, Howard appeared in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on unrelated charges, and was arraigned on a drug trafficking indictment.

The 21 year old Euclid man is charged with dealing fentanyl and heroin.

Last January, Howard pleaded guilty to attempted drug trafficking and attempted drug possession, and was sentenced to 18 months on probation.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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