Cleveland street where Don King killed a man to be named after him
The stretch of a Cleveland street where legendary boxing promoter Don King stomped a man to death is going to be renamed after him.
The Cleveland City Council is expected to repeal legislation sometime next week that would have designated a stretch of Shaker Boulevard as “Don King Way,” and will instead give the name to Cedar Avenue between East 36th Street and Stokes Boulevard.
In 1966, King beat one of his employees to death over $600 in gambling debt. At the time, police reported seeing King kick the man in the head three times. Witnesses also claimed to have seen King beating the man with a gun.
King then spent four years in prison for first-degree manslaughter, and Ohio Gov. Jim Rhodes pardoned him in 1983.