CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced Jason Iverson, 29, pleaded guilty to the aggravated murders of his pregnant sister, her unborn child, and her husband in Maple Heights on September 4, 2023. In addition, he pleaded guilty to felonious assault for shooting his son.

“Jason Iverson violently gunned down his sister, her unborn child, and his brother-in-law at a church picnic. In the process, he shot at his own 13-year-old son, grazing him in the face. Iverson displayed a horrific level of violence that day and today’s conviction holds him accountable for that. My thoughts and prayers remain with the victims’ family during this time.”

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley

On September 4, 2023, Jason Iverson started to engage in an altercation with his sister, 30, and her husband, 31, at a church picnic at Stafford Park near Mayville Avenue and Beverly Avenue in Maple Heights. The victims and Iverson’s 13-year-old son attempted to leave and entered their vehicle in the parking lot.

Iverson followed them and shot his sister and his 13-year-old son. The 31-year-old male victim got out of the vehicle and fled on foot into the park bathroom. Iverson followed the male into the bathroom, shot him multiple times, and fled on foot. The Maple Heights Police Department responded to the scene and arrested Iverson. The 31-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 30-year-old female and her unborn child were transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced deceased.

Jason Iverson pleaded guilty to the following charges:

  • Three counts of Aggravated Murder
  • One count of Felonious Assault

He will be sentenced on April 17 at 12:30 p.m.