CLEVELAND (TCD) — A 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to multiple charges for beating and assaulting a 60-year-old woman and putting her body inside a storage tote, which she managed to survive.
WKYC-TV reports Dalontay Edmond-Geiger entered the plea Tuesday, Oct. 31, for charges of felonious assault, kidnapping, tampering with evidence, and having weapons under disability. He reportedly faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, in early May 2023, Edmond-Geiger picked up the victim and drove her to his home on West 97th Street and Henley Court. When they got to his residence, he “physically assaulted her, stabbed her in the arm, zip-tied her hands, and proceeded to torture her.”
WOIO-TV reports the victim was described as being “stuffed and folded” in the storage container.
Cleveland Police responded to the home May 2 to conduct a welfare check because there were reports of a woman “acting hysterical,” WKYC reports. The prosecutor’s office said that when officers arrived, they “located the victim in a small plastic container, moaning in pain, on the porch.” She was transported to a hospital with severe injuries.
Police arrested Edmond-Geiger on the scene. In addition to the charges he pleaded guilty to, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office also charged him with attempted murder.
Cleveland County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said following the indictment, “I have seen a lot of truly terrible cases over the years, and this one is one of the most horrific I’ve seen.”
According to WOIO, the victim was in a coma for several days following her hospitalization and is now paralyzed because her spine and back were broken during the assault.
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