DAYTON — A Dayton man will spend the next three decades in prison for killing his brother and brother’s girlfriend.
Willie Henry Jr., 43, was sentenced today to two 15-years-to-life prison terms for the June 21 double shooting on East Norman Avenue in Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man has been sent to prison for a June shooting that killed two people.
Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. said Thursday 43-year old Willie Henry, Jr. of Dayton was sentenced to two 15 years‐to‐life sentences for a total of 30 years to life in prison in connection with a double shooting that occurred on June 21, 2018.
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Dayton Police were dispatched to a residence on East Norman Avenue on a report of a shooting. Henry, while inside the residence, grabbed a shotgun and fired a shot at his brother seriously wounding him.
On Friday, July 6, 2018, Henry’s brother, 41‐year‐old Lavar Cottrell, died as a result of his injuries.
Thursday, Henry was found guilty on two counts of murder and one count of having weapons while under disability, from a prior offense of violence. He was sentenced to 15 years‐to‐life for each victim, which were ordered to be served consecutively, for a total of 30 years‐to‐life in prison.
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