Deshawn Stafford Jr and Tyler Stafford

Deshawn Stafford Jr., 20, Tyler Stafford, 19, and Donovon Jones, 21 were charged in the beating death of a 17-year-old Ethan Liming in the parking lot of the I Promise School in Akron Ohio on June 2, 2022. Liming and three other teens drove into the parking lot of the school around 10:30 p.m. on June 2, 2022 and started discharging a SplatRBall gun at people on the basketball court. It is not clear if Liming fired the SplatRBall gun. Both groups then began fighting and Liming was knocked unconscious, said police. Liming's family members said the suspects continued to beat him until he was dead. Deshawn Stafford Jr., 20, was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault. The jury could not reach a verdict on the first count of involuntary manslaughter so that charge was declared a mistrial. The jury found him not guilty on the second count of involuntary manslaughter and also found him guilty of aggravated assault and assault. Tyler Stafford, 19, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault. He was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter but the jury found him guilty of assault. A third person, Donovon Jones, 21, pleaded no contest to two counts of assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, in October 2022. Jones was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence.