Plain Dealer: Cleveland Heights Teen Charged in Artwon Oliver Shooting Accused of Murder

Jamal Cammack, who pleaded guilty to aggravated riot in connection with the shooting near Sunoco gas station in Cleveland Heights November 2011, is now accused of a murder in Cleveland.

A Cleveland Heights teen originally charged with murder in the shooting of 16-year-old Artwon Oliver is now accused of killing a 20-year-old man in Cleveland Sept. 17, according to an article in The Plain Dealer

Jamal Cammack, 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated rioting in June of this year for his involvement in the shooting. He was one of five defendants originally charged with murdering the Cleveland Heights teen near the Sunoco gas station on Lee and Superior in November 2011.

He was sentenced to one year of community control for the Cleveland Heights crime, according to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court records.

Now, according to the article in The Plain Dealer, he has been charged with aggravated murder. The incident occurred a day after Cammack's brother was fatally shot. Read the full article with details here.

Dominique King, 20, of Cleveland, was the only defendant in the Oliver shooting found guilty of aggravated murder by a jury in July, and is awaiting a sentencing hearing.

Toni October 19, 2012 at 01:05 AM
It is not suprising that Cammack was picked up for another crime, we another murder. He has not been free for 3 months and yet another body. Smh. King is not guilty of murder. The only thing he is guilty of is being at the wrong place at the wrong time. JUSTICE FOR KING
popeye October 19, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Someone needs to uppercut these people !!
Pamela October 19, 2012 at 03:37 AM
I am not surprised either, but I am concerned about what type of deal Cammack will get for turning on the other 2 that were involved in this crime. It is very interesting that Cammack said that Dominique gave him the gun to get rid of, but he used a gun in this crime. I would really like to know if the prosecutor has even considered finding out if this is the same gun that was used to kill Artwon Oliver. I believe that John Hanley has a lot to answer for considering he gave Cammack his deal at the 11th hour, when he seen his case was going down the drain. If I were the family of Andre Lawson I would sue the city for taking a plea that oblivously let a killer out to kill again. It is no wonder there was a black out on this story. Where were the headlines on the arrest of Jamal Cammack in the death of Andre Lawson? I will never be convinced that it was not by designed that the news media did not know about the arrest of Jamal Cammack, specifically because John Hanley knows that the wrong person has been convicted of killing Artwon Oliver.
C. Minot October 19, 2012 at 02:59 PM
What a piece of living crap. This punk has a hand in two deaths and he is all of 19. How did this kid get so far off the grid that by 19 he is looking at a murder charge. It is easy to say his parents...grandparents. But the courts, who gave him such a light sentence for the murder/rioting charge should take blame too.
Jay Bell October 19, 2012 at 05:42 PM
This kid has a lot of issues. He's destined for a life in prison, since he can't seem to function in regular society. Murder is a menacing crime. www.firebrandcentral.com
Pamela October 19, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I agree with you 100%. Indeed the court should be held responsible. Less than 3 months after that sweetheart deal John Hanley handed this Jamal Cammack he should be held responsible. It is way pass time that police and prosecutors start searching for the truth which would lead to a conviction, instead of searching for the easiest way to get a conviction. There is no justice in this justice system.
Ann Harris October 20, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Sweet heart you really shouldn't speak on things that you know nothing about. Fisrt off they not giving all the details to the charge. He wasn't even there when the young man was killed. Sorry to burst your bubble Dominique King was found guilty by a jury!
b allen October 20, 2012 at 04:50 PM
life goes on
C. Minot October 20, 2012 at 05:59 PM
It would be great if the next kid out there would see what happened to this genius and instead of doing something stupid.
Lisa Dorris October 22, 2012 at 05:19 PM
He wasn't there Ann Harris, a $2,000,000 bond speaks differently honey. I have a copy of the indictment, I will send it to you if you would like to read it and get the facts. Oh and let us not mention that he has been assigned to the same judge, Janet Burnside. Let's see what she thinks of Jamal going before her court just 3 short months later. Ann Harris you should learn the facts before you speak. Justice will be served, in both of these cases.
FreeJamal October 23, 2012 at 01:18 AM
My brother was at steve cammack (his btother)'s candle light when this happened! So everyone need to shut up if you dont know what you are talking about. None of you were even there. Strangers to everyone in the situation, but know all the facts right? Hmm.. Jamal will be free Again because he's not guily :) #FREE HIM
Lisa Dorris October 25, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Jamal Cammack will be going before Judge janet Burnside on Monday October 22. She is the same judge he went before that gave him probation is the case of the murder of Artwon Oliver. Do any of you think that the court will have mercy on him? How do you all think that the family of Artwon Oliver feels about Mal getting probation and better yet how about the family of Andre Lawson? So let's just say that Mal had nothing to do with the murder of Lawson, just maybe he needs to assiciate himself with a different circle of friends because it just does not look good that he basically walked on an aggravated murder case and just 3 short months later he is back in jail for a very similiar case. If he were my son I would have to question what was he thinking. DEFINITELY NO LESSON LEARNED HERE FOR HIM. Just maybe that is why he has a public defender this time.
Pamela October 25, 2012 at 05:37 PM
The only way Jamal will be free again is if he will do the same thing he did in the case of Artwon Oliver, POINT THE FINGER AT SOMEONE ELSE and get another sweetheart deal. And lets not forget there is a living witness. You know, the person that got shot and lived, and that would be the same person he has been order to have no contact with THANK GOD.
Lisa Dorris October 25, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I am all about justice being served. So let's get this straight. Jam l could not have shot Andre Lawson because he was at his brother's vigil. In that case why don't all of those people hwo witnessed Jamal being at the vigil go to the police and give an eye witness account of Jamal's whereabout at the time of Andre Lawson's shooting. Well, I guess that would hold no wieght considering that lawson was killed September 17 and the vigil was held September 19. TRY AGAIN YOU LIAR CAUSE THIS ONE IS NOT WORKING.
Pamela October 25, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Ann Harris, sweet heart you don't have to take my word for it, read it for yourself. Go to justicefordom.com and read the entire indictment of Jamal Cammack. Sorry to burst your bubble, but Dominique King did not kill anyone I don't care what that jury that was 10 whites and 2 blacks came up with. I only hope and pray that Jamal gets no deal, goes to trial and get the same type of jury that Dominique had because I know they will find him guilty. Lets not forget that is a living witness.
Pamela October 25, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Let me just say I feel so sorry for the family of Artwon Oliver, Andre Lawson, Jamal Cammack and Dominique King. Their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc. have gone through so much. Artwon Oliver and Andre Lawson are forever gone from this earth. The only time their families will see them again is on the other side. No matter what on one can bring them back. Dominique King's family is dealing with the fact that he was found guilty of a crime he did not commit and he was convicted basically on the testimony of gang members. Jamal Cammack's family, I have no words to express how I feel for them. First they had to deal with Jamal being charged in the murder of Artwon Oliver, it all looks well because he gets a sweetheart deal and walks, then their son Steven is murdered and they have to bury a son, then Jamal is charged in the revenge murder of Andre Lawson. No one could ever image what they are going through. All anyone can do at this time is pray for the families, all of the families. Pray that they have the strength to continue on with this journey.
notbiased October 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
There was a vigil held on September 17th also so they are not lying it was held in the same place the one on the 19th was held. The first one was interrupted by the police who asked everyone to disperse because of the shooting on 156th. Thank you!
notbiased October 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
FREE MAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa Dorris November 01, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Like I said before, I am all about justice. If Jamal Cammack was at the vigil and seen be all of these people then it is that simple, they need to go to the police and give an eyewitness account of his whereabouts. If the police don't respond then take it to the media.
Pamela November 01, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Free Mal??????? One thing I can say is that my God is a just God and he may not move when we want him, but when he moves it is always on time. Jamal got on the stand and put his hand on the bible and took an oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and he lied. He not only lied before God, but he lied to the court. He couldn't even keep his lies straight so John Hanley had to help him remember his lie. One thing is for certain and that is, if you tell the truth it comes out the same every time, but when you lie, you have to remember that lie, over and over again. That is how lies are exposed, you can't remember exactly what you said the first time, so the story keeps changing. So for everyone that is out here pushing to FREE MAL, and if he is really innocent, you better hope the prosecutor doesn't find someone with the same morals that Jamal has and gets on the stand and lie. There is an old saying that states, "Fair exchange ain't no robbery" in other words if it was good for Jamal to lie and send someone to jail, then it is good for the same to happen to him. JUSTICEFORDOM.COM
Erin Moore November 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM
I knw for a fact jamal did not kill neither one of them and I hope& pray that he comes home... because he dnt deserve to be there and at the end of everything he gne be where he belong and that's at home ... free jamal !!! Love yhu.


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