Simone Biles’ Brother Murder Charges Have Been Dismissed, Chaos Ensued In Courtroom Following Judge’s Ruling
According to reports, Yesterday (June 15) an Ohio judge dropped the murder charges (along with other charges) that were filed against Tevin Biles-Thomas, 26, the older brother of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, 24. The judge granted a Rule 29 motion for judgment of acquittal by the defense for lack of evidence. This ruling not only dismissed Biles-Thomas’ murder charges but also acquitted him of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault charges.
As previously reported, in 2019 Biles-Thomas was held on a $1 million bond after being accused of murdering three people and injuring two others in Cleveland during a 2018 New Year’s Eve party. He was charged with six counts of murder, five counts of felonious assault, three counts of voluntary manslaughter, and one count of perjury. Biles-Thomas ultimately pleaded not guilty to the triple murder charges.
Following the judge’s ruling, the courtroom reportedly became chaotic as a woman charged at Simone Biles’ brother. The unnamed woman, who was restrained by sheriff’s deputies, has been identified as the mother of one of the victims of the tragic New Year’s Eve party. After her brother’s arrest in 2019, Simone Biles released a statement addressing the situation via her Twitter. She wrote,
“My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families. There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone’s pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy as we deal with our pain. XO”
“still having a hard time processing last weeks news”
Tevin Biles-Thomas and his famous sister were both raised by their grandparents as their mother has reportedly had issues with drug abuse.
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