Ohioan charged with murder in ruptured testicle case

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of kicking another man in his testicles has been charged with murder in the injured man’s death from resulting gangrene infection.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury in Cleveland this week indicted 58-year-old Jackie Pierce on charges of murder, felonious assault and robbery in the death of Willie Cannon. Court records don’t list an attorney for Pierce. No telephone listing could be found for the Cleveland suspect, who wasn’t in police custody.

Police say Pierce kicked Cannon in the testicles during an attempted robbery on May 11, 2013 and fled. Court documents say the kick ruptured Cannon’s testicle, which developed a gangrene infection.

County medical examiner records say Cannon died June 8, 2013, from a complication of the infection.

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