Death-penalty murder indictment in 4 Ohio slayings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in northeast Ohio has returned aggravated murder indictment charges with death-penalty specifications against two men in the killing of four young people.

The bodies of the victims were found in April in an Akron townhome. Each was shot in the head.

A 46-count indictment was returned Thursday against 21-year-olds Deshanon Haywood and Derrick Brantley, both of Akron.

Each was charged with 13 counts of aggravated murder, allowing for different theories on how the victims were killed.

Each defendant also was indicted on four counts each of aggravated robbery and kidnapping and one count each of aggravated burglary and a weapons charge.

No attorneys are listed for the men in an online court docket. Arraignments are scheduled Friday.

Authorities haven’t disclosed a possible motive in the case.

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