Court orders DNA evidence forwarded to Miamisburg murder suspect

A judge has granted an order for a crime lab to turn over DNA evidence tied to a Miamisburg murder defendant.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Skelton ordered the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory to forward the scientific materials regarding Chaz Gillilan, court records show.

Gillilan, 31, of Coshocton County, is one of three murder defendants in the Dec. 30, 2018 killing of Noah Kinser, 18, that police have said is drug-related.

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Skelton’s ruling filed late Friday afternoon orders the crime lab in Dayton to forward the DNA evidence to a Fairborn forensic firm within 30 days.

Defense attorney Marshall Lachman asked for an order for the evidence to be sent there within 14 days, records show.

Gillilan faces 20 charges, including six murder counts. His trial is scheduled to start May 4, but that may be delayed based on the timeline of Skelton’s order.

Lachman sought the order last week after the crime lab failed to comply with a subpoena regarding the evidence, court records show.

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Kinser, a Miamisburg High School graduate, was fatally shot in his Miamisburg apartment on North First Street in what was the city’s first homicide since 2011, police said.

Aside from multiple murder counts, Gillilan also faces four felonious assault charges, four robbery, two aggravated burglary and other counts, court records show.

Also facing murder charges in Kinser’s death is Jason B. Churchill, 32, of Moraine, and Daniel Matthew Simone, 29, of Englewood, records show. All three remain in the Montgomery County Jail, according to its website.

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A fourth defendant, Dante English, 38, of Cincinnati, was indicted on arson, tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools and insurance fraud in connection to the case.

Not guilty pleas have been entered for all four defendants.

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