Suspect pleads in Miamisburg deadly home invasion where 3 face murder charges

A defendant has entered a plea in the deadly home invasion shooting of a Miamisburg High School graduate.

The only one of four defendants not charged with murder in the 2018 killing of Noah Kinser, 18, has entered a sealed plea, according to court records.

Dante English, 39, of Cincinnati, entered the plea Friday, the same day a judge granted a prosecutor’s request to have his records sealed going forward, records obtained by the Dayton Daily News indicate.

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Those entries for the sealed filings – but not the accompanying documents – were posted and dated April 17 on the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court website.

This morning, however, all filings in English’s case no longer appear on the website.

English was indicted last year on arson, tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools and insurance fraud in connection to the case. Police have said they think Kinser’s death was drug-related.

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Kinser was killed in his Miamisburg apartment on North First Street Dec. 30, 2018, in what was the city’s first homicide since 2011, police said.

Facing murder charges in the case are Chaz Gillilan, 31, of Coshocton County; Jason B. Churchill, 32, of Moraine; and Daniel Matthew Simone, 29, of Englewood, records show.

Gillilan was linked to the crime through DNA evidence, police have said. The judge has ordered a Dayton crime lab to turn over that evidence to Gillilan’s attorney.

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