2 men charged in slayings of 4 in NE Ohio townhome

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in the killings of four young people whose bodies were found in a townhome in northeast Ohio last month.

Akron police filed four counts each of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery on Thursday against 21-year-olds Deshanon Haywood and Derrick Brantley, both of Akron.

Municipal court arraignments are scheduled for Friday morning. No attorneys are listed for the men in the online court docket.

Each suspect had been charged earlier with obstructing the investigation for allegedly lying to detectives. Both men have been locked up.

The bodies of two men and two women were found in a basement April 18. Each was shot in the head, according to autopsies.

Authorities haven’t disclosed a possible motive and didn’t specify how they broke the case.

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