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Brother of slain pastor indicted in murder

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 13:04:29-05

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The younger brother of an Ohio pastor who was shot in a church office near the end of Sunday services has been indicted on murder charges.

Daniel Schooler earlier pleaded not guilty to preliminary murder charges after his Feb. 28 arrest at St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton.

He is being held on $1 million bond and will be arraigned Thursday on the indictment counts. A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says Schooler is charged with one count of aggravated murder and two counts each of murder, felonious assault and having weapons under disability in the slaying of the Rev. William Schooler.

Daniel Schooler is 68. William Schooler was 70.

Records indicate Daniel Schooler has a history of mental illness.