CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Tirrell Edwards, 41, was sentenced to life in prison with the first eligibility of parole after 24 years for shooting and killing Amanda Williams, 46, in their shared residence in Warrensville Heights.

“On October 10, 2023, Tirrell Edwards shot and killed Amanda Williams. Her loss to her family, friends, and this community is immeasurable. I hope Mr. Edwards spends the rest of his life in prison remembering the pain his actions caused this community. My thoughts and prayers remain with the Williams family. With this sentence, I hope the Williams family, Amanda’s friends, and our community can begin to heal.”

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley

On October 10, 2023, around 11:40 p.m., the Warrensville Heights Police Department (WHPD) responded to a call from Tirrell Edwards stating he had just killed his fiancé. The WHPD and Warrensville Heights EMS responded to the scene and found Amanda Williams shot in the residence. Amanda Williams was transported to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation revealed Edwards fired six shots at Amanda Williams causing eight wounds to her body. One of the wounds would have rendered her completely paralyzed from the neck down, meaning she could no longer hold a knife in her hand. The fatal wounds were to her neck and her back. Additionally, Edwards did not render any type of aid to Amanda Williams and kept her daughter from rendering aid as well. The investigation was conducted by WHPD.

On March 4, 2024, Tirrell Edwards was found guilty by a jury on the following charges:

  • Two counts of Murder
  • Two counts of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Domestic Violence

He was sentenced to life in prison with the first eligibility of parole after 24 years in prison.