2nd suspect in custody in Dayton babysitter’s shooting death

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2nd suspect in custody in Dayton babysitter’s shooting death

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UPDATE @ 11 p.m. (March 18)

The girlfriend of a man accused of shooting a Dayton babysitter March 12 outside a Huffman Avenue home is now in custody.

Kara Parisi-King, 26, was brought around 10:40 p.m. Saturday to the Montgomery County Jail following her 7:20 p.m. arrest at 2580 Col. Glenn Highway, according to online jail records. That address corresponds to the Red Roof Inn in Fairborn. 

Parisi-King is charged as an accomplice in the homicide of 20-year-old Taylor Brandenburg. Her boyfriend, 38-year-old Chuckie Lee, is being held on $1 million bond in the county jail on murder and felonious assault charges. 

We are working to learn more about how Parisi-King was caught.

EARLIER REPORT

A federally convicted man and his girlfriend have been formally charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Taylor Brandenburg outside a Huffman Avenue residence early Sunday morning.

A judge set Chuckie Lee’s bond at $1 million in connection with murder charges.

Lee, 38, was formally charged with two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, two counts of having weapons under disability and one count off discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. Many charges also include 3-year firearm specifications.

No plea was entered at Thursday’s video arraignment from Montgomery County Jail. The victim’s family did not appear in court. Lee’s next court date is scheduled for March 23.

Prosecutors also have charged Chuckie Lee’s girlfriend — Kara Parisi-King, 26, — for assisting him with a semi automatic pistol that they say was used in the shooting.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Parisi-King, who they say has fled the area, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court. 

The charges filed against Parisi-King include complicity to commit two counts murder; complicity to commit two counts felonious assault; and complicity to commit discharge of a firearm over prohibited premises.

Brandenburg, who was shot outside a residence in which she was babysitting, died of two gunshot wounds, according to the complaint.

The affidavit written by Dayton police Detective David House said physical evidence and eye witnesses verified that Lee was involved in the bar fight at the Glass Hat bar at 330 Linden Avenue.

Lee was located at Grandview Hospital, where he was treated for injuries related to the fight, the affidavit said.

“Chuckie Lee was identified by one of the witnesses as the person who was involved in the the fight, left the bar with his girlfriend, Parisi-King, who transported and assisted Lee when (he) returned with a semi automatic pistol at 77 Huffman Ave. where he fired at the group of people standing on the street outside of that house,” House wrote. “Brandenburg was struck twice and died a short time later at the hospital. Parisi-King left the scene along with Lee and has fled the area.”

Lee twice has served federal prison sentences for gun crimes and has a long criminal history in Montgomery County. Parisi-King has a misdemeanor criminal history involving mostly traffic citations, including pleading guilty to a 2014 drunk-driving incident and to speeding in December 2016 after she was driving 84 mph.

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