Robert Doss made sure he was no longer welcomed as a son of America when he shot his ex-girlfriend in the head last year. She had wanted to break up with him; he got a gun and shot her. She's still alive and recovering, though she is blind and deaf on one side of her face. He, as you may guess, is facing prison time.
This week, the 45-year-old Doss pleaded guilty to attempted murder (and his mom pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for covering for him), which gave Lakewood Patch reason to post what we assume was Doss' mugshot/booking photo (incidentally, it appears Lakewood cops take mugshot photos in the back hallway where they take the garbage out). Yes, that is a Steelers shirt.
Doss will be sentenced August 25 and is facing three to 13 years.
Best wishes to the victim in her recovery.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.