Judge sets $1M bond for Ohio man in slayings, abduction case

Shawn Grate, 40, was arrested Tuesday after a woman called 911 and said she was being held inside a home in Ashland

Shawn Grate is charged with abducting a woman in Ashland after police rescued her and found three bodies.
This photo provided by Ashland County Sheriff Office shows Shawn M. Grate. Grate, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio in connection to the investigation of a rescued abductee and the discovery of the remains of two people in the home where he was arrested. (Ashland County Sheriff Office /The Times Gazette via AP)

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) – A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man facing charges in the deaths of two people and the sexual assault of a third person.

Forty-year-old Shawn Grate appeared in a video bond hearing Friday and was appointed an attorney after telling the judge he had no money, job or home.

Grate was arrested Tuesday after a woman called 911 and said she was being held inside a home in Ashland. Police arrived, found the woman and the remains of two people, including 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. Police haven’t identified the second body.

Grate is charged with murder and kidnapping. More charges are expected.

Police say Grate also confessed to killing a woman in Richland County where another body was found. He has yet to be charged.

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