Man acted in self-defense in deadly shooting of ex-wife, man, grand jury determines

A man who shot and killed his ex-wife and her current husband near Yellow Springs in February will not face charges, according to Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller.

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A grand jury determined that Robert Lindsey Duncan was acting in self-defense of himself and his wife when he shot and killed Cheryl Sanders and Robert Reed Sanders.

An investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation revealed evidence that an assault by Cheryl and Robert Sanders was planned ahead of time, according to the prosecutor’s office.

“They drove to Ohio with the intent to kill Robert Lindsey and Molly Duncan,” Haller said. “Investigators believe that the motive for the attack was greed and hatred.”

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On Feb. 12, deputies responded to the 3400 block of Grinnell Road after a man called 911 and said he shot two people who came onto his property and threatened to kill him and his wife.

The incident began when a man, later identified as Robert Sanders, was shot when he approached a vehicle as it pulled into the driveway, said Sheriff Gene Fischer.

He said the Duncans were inside the vehicle and Robert Duncan exchanged gunfire with Robert Sanders, who was shot and killed.

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Robert Duncan then shot Cheryl Sanders, who drove up to the scene shortly after the first shooting. She was also armed with a gun, Fischer said.

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