The man accused of killing a Beavercreek man in front of his children is scheduled to be sentenced for an unrelated case in South Carolina federal court before his potential death penalty case moves ahead in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.
Sterling H. Roberts, 35, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 28 in U.S. District Court in Greenville, S.C. Roberts pleaded guilty in November 2017 to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to federal court records.
Roberts, Tawnney Caldwell and four others have been indicted for the Aug. 15, 2017, death of Robert “Bobby” Caldwell, who was shot in Riverside in front of his three sons — one of whom (Jacob) was missing for a year before being located by law enforcement in August.
Roberts and Tawnney Caldwell could face the death penalty if they are convicted as charged. Also charged are Chance Deakin, Christopher Roberts, James Harmon and Chandra Harmon.
A hearing Thursday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court for Chandra Harmon, Deakin, and Christopher Roberts was continued after an in-chambers conference involving defense attorneys and one assistant U.S. attorney.
Multiple defendants have requested and received permission to file motions under seal because of sensitive information.