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Appeals brief filed for young Black woman who killed Cleveland cop....Tamara McLoyd was convicted of shooting and killing officer Shane Bartek on New Year's Eve in 2021....Her appeals court lawyers say that she did not get a fair trial

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Pictured are Tamara McLoyd and then 25-year-old Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek, whom McLoyd shot to death on New Year's Eve in 2021

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com

 

By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A 41 page appeals brief has been filed in the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals on behalf of the young Black Cleveland area woman convicted  of murder in connection with the 2021 New Year's Eve carjacking and shooting death of off-duty Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek in the Kamms Corner neighborhood on the city's largely White west side

Tamara McLoyd was sentenced last year to 47 years to life in prison.

Her lawyers argue on appeal in legal terms that she did not get a fair trial before Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell and that her convictions go against the manifest weight of the evidence

McLoyd, of Garfield Heights, who was 18 when she shot and killed Bartek, was convicted by a Cuyahoga County common pleas jury on Aug 3, 2022 on numerous charges, including aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, grand theft, and having weapons under disability She did not take the stand and testify at her own trial.

She was on probation and under the supervision of the Lorain County Juvenile Court for a robbery conviction when she shot and killed the police officer, who was shot twice in the back in his car, which was parked outside of his apartment complex. He was pronounced dead after being transported by EMS from the scene of the shooting to Fairview Hospital.


Surveillance video purportedly reveals that McLoyd drove off  Bartek's personal car after she shot him. She ultimately delivered the car to Anthony Butler Jr, 28 and of Bedford Heights, the other suspect who was charged with fleeing and receiving stolen property. On June 29, Butler pleaded guilty to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to comply, receiving stolen property and obstructing official business. and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Police recovered the stolen car following a high speed chase through the city and several other communities.

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