Church shooting suspect trial begins in October

Church shooting suspect trial begins in October

UPDATE @ 1:24 p.m.:

A Montgomery County judge has ruled that the man accused of shooting his brother inside a Dayton church is competent to stand trial, according to court records.

Daniel Schooler, 68, is scheduled to go on trial for murder Oct. 31.

INITIAL REPORT (Mar. 15):

The man accused of shooting his own brother inside a Dayton church last month pleaded not guilty this morning in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Daniel Schooler, 68, appeared for his arraignment, his first appearance since he was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month. A judge set his bond at $1 million.

Daniel Schooler is charged with one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault and two counts of having weapons under disability.

The 68-year-old is accused of fatally shooting his brother, Rev. William Schooler, inside the St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church on Nancy Street in Dayton on Feb. 28.

Daniel Schooler is slated to appear in court next for a scheduling conference on March 30.

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