Ciara Grimes was only 18-years-old when she was shot and killed by her boyfriend, 17-year-old Jermaine Brown on May 9, 2018.
Her murder came 4 days after she had got a no contact protection of order against him. The no contact order of protection had been filed against Brown for Grimes on May 5, 2018.
The two had been dating for sometime and Ciara had just found out she was pregnant.
They were both at a friend’s house on Delamaine Drive when he shot Ciara in the arm. Then he and their friends dragged her outside in a driveway leaving her for dead.
Ciara was later pronounced dead at Strong Memorial Hospital at 1:42 am.
Jermaine went in the run until he was finally captured in May 15, 2018. Occupants of the home refused to answer the door for police. They were removed from the residence when the department’s SWAT team made entry. Initially, they lied and said they didn’t know what happened.
Ciara’s mother, Erica Perez, said her daughter was being beaten for a long time before we even knew about it. She said her daughter had kept the domestic violence she experienced to herself because she was embarrassed that the encounters occurred.
Jermaine was only sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The manslaughter sentence will be served concurrently to a sentence of three years in prison and two years post-release for a separate conviction on a third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge.