2 brothers arrested in fatal shooting of man, woman in Ohio

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Two brothers have been arrested in a double fatal shooting in southwestern Ohio.

Authorities say 25-year-old Dustin Merrick, of Xenia (ZEEN’-yuh) is charged with two counts of aggravated murder. They say 24-year-old Bret Merrick, of Miami Township, is charged with two counts of complicity to aggravated murder, two counts of complicity to aggravated burglary and a felonious assault count.

Court documents don’t show attorneys for the men.

Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said in a statement Wednesday that the two were arrested in the slayings of 44-year-old William Brown and 63-year-old Sherri Mendenhall in Miami Township, just east of Dayton. Both were found dead Jan. 15.

Mendenhall was found in a duplex driveway and Brown was found dead inside.

Authorities didn’t comment on any motive.