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    Black Ohio Woman Smiles While Being Charged With Toddler’s Murder

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    Alleged Murderer of Toddler Shows No Remorse: Bionca Ellis Smirks in Court

    A horrifying and senseless act of violence shook a community in Cleveland as a 3-year-old toddler was brutally murdered in a grocery store parking lot. The alleged perpetrator, Bionca Ellis, a 32-year-old Black woman, showed no remorse as she appeared in court, smiling as the charges against her were read.

    The incident occurred on June 3, when Margot Wood and her son, Julian, were shopping at a grocery store. Ellis, armed with two kitchen knives she had stolen, attacked the young boy while he sat in a shopping cart, stabbing him twice before turning on his mother as she tried to save him. Julian was rushed to the hospital but tragically succumbed to his injuries.

    During the bond hearing, the devastated father of the toddler pleaded for justice, stating, “That day, one week ago, she took everything from us. There’s nothing that could ever replace my son.” He called for Ellis to be held without bail or to receive the maximum possible sentence.

    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Ellis, who faces a slew of charges including aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence. The community is reeling from the senseless act of violence, with local authorities describing it as a “random act.”

    As the case unfolds, the chilling image of Ellis smirking in court serves as a stark reminder of the heinous crime that has left a family shattered and a community in mourning.

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