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Two Brothers Indicted in Yellow Springs Double Homicide Case

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Two brothers accused in a Yellow Springs area double fatal shooting have each been indicted on aggravated murder and murder charges.

Twenty-six-year-old Dustin Merrick and 24-year-old Bret Merrick also are charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault, among other counts, in the indictments filed yesterday in Greene County Common Pleas Court in Xenia. Dustin Merrick also has been indicted on a count of obstructing justice.

Authorities say the brothers are accused in the slayings of 44-year-old William Brown and 63-year-old Sherri Mendenhall in Miami Township.  Both were found dead Jan. 15.

Dustin Merrick's attorney, Thomas Kollin, says his client maintains his innocence. Bret Merrick's attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment.