Suspects in Fairfield home invasion charged with murder

FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Five suspects allegedly involved in a drug deal gone wrong were indicted Wednesday by a Butler County Grand Jury on multiple charges.

Julian Slaven,19, was shot and killed Nov. 24 when two men burst into his home on Judy Drive.

On Nov. 27, Fairfield police arrested 26-year-old Jerry Eacholes, 19-year-old Misty Williams and 19-year-old Christia Frymire in the investigation of Slaven's homicide. Joseph Goodin, 25, and Anthony Givens, 21, later turned themselves in. Police have not specified each of their roles in the murder.

After Fairfield police detectives presented evidence to the grand jury about the homicide, all five defendants were indicted for murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
Goodin and Eacholes also were indicted for having weapons while under disability. Court dates for the trials have not been set at this time.
The murder charges carry a mandatory penalty of 15 years to life in prison with an additional 3 years consecutive to that for the involvement of a firearm. The aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery charges each carry a maximum sentence of 11 years.
Additionally, the weapons under disability charges against Eacholes and Goodin carry a penalty of a maximum of 36 months in prison.
The defendants will be arraigned before Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Patricia Oney on Dec. 10.
Slaven's murder marks the fourth in Fairfield this year and the third involving a younger victim.
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