Son charged with murder in father's death


A 38-year-old man is charged with murder in the death of his father last month.

A Champaign County grand jury returned an 11-count indictment on Thursday against Christopher L. Myers, according to a release from the county prosecutor's office.

He is accused of killing his father, 65-year-old Jerald L. Myers, who was found deceased the evening of May 25 inside his South Kenton Street home.

Christopher Myers has been in custody in the Tri-County Jail since the incident for allegedly assaulting his brother, 36-year-old Brian Myers, during the discovery of their fathers' death, according to Urbana police.

The indictment includes one count of aggravated murder; three counts of murder; one count of involuntary manslaughter; three counts of felonious assault; and three counts of domestic violence.

Urbana police started an investigation, calling Jerald L. Myers' death "suspicious." The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations also was called to the scene to collect evidence.

Neither police nor the prosecutor's office has released information on how Myers was killed.

Christopher Myers is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Champaign County Common Pleas Court in Urbana.


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