Two of three suspects charged with murder in the Dec. 30 home-invasion fatal shooting of a Miamisburg teen are set to be arraigned this morning.
Jason B. Churchill and Daniel Matthew Simone were both indicted on July 25 by a Montgomery County grand jury in the late-night killing of Miamisburg High School senior Noah Kinser, 18, in a North First Street apartment.
Chaz Gillilan also was indicted on murder charges in May. A fourth defendant in Kinser’s killing, Dante K. English, was indicted on July 25, but faces lesser charges.
Here are five issues to know about the case:
•OLDER SUSPECTS. All of those charged are at least 10 years older than Kinser. Churchill, of Moraine is 32, while Simone, of Englewood, is 28. Gillilan, of Coshocton County, is 30 and Dante English, of Cincinnati, is 38, court records show.
•MORE THAN 60 CHARGES. The four face more than 60 counts combined. Gillilan faces 20 charges, including six murder counts, four felonious assault charges, four robbery, two aggravated burglary and other counts.
Simone was indicted on 19 charges, including murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery and other counts. Churchill faces 18 charges, including murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault. He faces lesser charges in another case.
English was indicted on arson, tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools and insurance fraud.
•COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS: All four defendants were unable to afford representation, and were appointed counsel, court records show.
Gillilan’s attorney is Marshall Lachman, Churchill’s is Kevin Lennen while Christopher Cloud represents English, and Lucas Wilder is Simone’s attorney.
•JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW AT ISSUE: Gillilan’s attorney is seeking to suppress an April 5 interview at the Coshocton County Jail.
Gillilan said statements to law enforcement on that date “were obtained in violation of the defendant’s rights guaranteed by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.”
•SITE NEAR POLICE: The apartment where the killing occurred was about a block from the Miamisburg Civic Center, home of the police department. It was the first homicide in Miamisburg since 2011.
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