Solon Father Grieves the Death of His Daughter Killed at IHOP

All three women charged in fatal shooting at Cleveland Heights IHOP were arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

While the bonds for three woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal shooting at a Cleveland Heights IHOP were set Tuesday — A Solon father is grieving the loss of his daughter.

Sharon Moore, 24; Rachella Womack, 20; and Natosha Williams, 22, all of Cleveland, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, inciting to violence, vandalism and robbery in connection with an incident at IHOP on Saturday. Their attorneys argued in court Tuesday that the bond was unfair.

The three women are accused of causing the death of their friend and sister, Nadia Williams, who was 25 when she was shot in the head Saturday and killed.

“There’s not a care. You took my daughter. I have to do something as a father, and I pray to God, what do I do?” Nadia's father Jimmie Williams said in a Fox 8 story.

Moore and Wiliams' bonds were set at $25,000 cash, and Womack's, who was on probation stemming from a 2012 assault conviction, was set at $100,000 cash.

It was a security guard's gun that police say killed Nadia Williams, though the gaurd, Gary Williams, 41, of Mayfield Heights, has not been charged.

Both attorneys argue that it is unfair that the women sit in jail while the guard is free, though one said that Gary Williams may be charged with negligent manslaughter.

Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeff Robertson said Tuesday that the women tried to grab the security guard's gun, sparking the robbery charge, and that the vandalism charge stems from damage that was done to the business after the shooting.

A prosecuting attorney argued in court Tuesday that the four women "attacked" the guard.

Natosha Williams, the victim's sister, has three children and has never been in trouble with the law before, her attorney Michael Peterson said.

"My client is not the shooter," he said after the hearing. "The security guard that killed my client is out there free. I have never seen a case like this before."

He said in court that her family is struggling to pay for a funeral and Natosha Williams' bond at the same time.

Representation for Moore argued that it is "ludicrous" that she is in jail for the death of her best friend while Gary Williams is free.

tomcody April 04, 2013 at 01:30 PM
read it 4 times and add missing punctuation.
Carl S April 05, 2013 at 12:33 AM
I have a lot to say, but I dont think I will at this time. I Am sorry for your loss. I dont see why they would charge the guard, if he was trying to protect his weapon? Why the hell were these 3 trying to take a gun from a guard? There, i said a little.....
Murphy-Solon April 05, 2013 at 12:40 AM
I agree Carl, not enough info yet to form an opinion.
maxwell rider April 11, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Fine young ladies... Typical
jm April 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Why do people think it's acceptable to act a fool in public!? There are consequences for your behavior. Stop blaming others and accept the consequences associated with your loved one's behavior! Had these women acted in a civilized manner, there would have been no need for them to be escorted out of premises in the first place, but because they continued to act like animals their behaviors had unforseen CONSEQUENCES.


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