Trial continues for accused Dayton church shooter

Daniel Schooler
Daniel Schooler

UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. June 13

The trial for Daniel Schooler continued today with the choir director and church secretary of St. Peters Missionary Church taking the stand. The police officer who initially responded also testified reporting that as soon as he got to the scene Daniel Schooler quickly identified himself as the shooter.  We will continue to update you with the latest developments in this case.

UPDATE @4:16 a.m. June 12

The trial for Daniel Schooler is scheduled to start today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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Schooler is accused of shooting his brother Rev. William Schooler inside St. Peters Missionary Church on February 28, 2016.

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UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m. May 17

The man accused of shooting his brother Rev. William Schooler inside an office at the St. Peters Missionary Church last February asked the judge to remove Montgomery County prosecutors from the case.

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“I've been in court with the prosecution of this county and framed, on occasion,” Daniel Schooler said during his final pretrial hearing before his scheduled trial next month. “I want to know, if their involvement, in this case, is it correct for them to be the ones to try me?”

Judge Steven Dankof assured Schooler that prosecutors are the right authority to represent this case and told Schooler’s lawyers could bring any proof of his claims to his attention.

Schooler is scheduled to go on trial June 12.


Daniel Schooler, the man accused of shooting his brother, Rev. William Schooler, to death last February in a Dayton church is scheduled to be in court today.

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

William Schooler, 70, was shot to death in an office at St. Peters Missionary Church

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