A grand jury in Cuyahoga County on Tuesday indicted Pierce, 58, on two counts of murder, as well as felonious assault and robbery. Court records do not list attorney information for Pierce.
Cannon was attending his niece’s birthday party when Pierce demanded money from him, according to court documents.
After Cannon refused, Pierce “repeatedly kicked the victim in the groin, then removed money from the victim’s pocket,” reads a document submitted to the court by police.
Cannon eventually developed sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of infection. Cannon died a month after the kicks, the Plain Dealer reported.
The incident took place on May 11, 2013.
A spokesman in the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office said the time between Cannon’s death and the indictment is “not really that unusual.”
“It took until recently for detectives to put together the puzzle pieces and identify the suspect,” said spokesman Joseph Frolik.
Pierce is not in police custody, according to the Plain Dealer. He is due in court on April 27 for an arraignment, court records show.