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Postal worker to be arraigned in slayings of 2 colleagues

This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 shows Deshaune K. Stewart, 24. Stewart, a dis...
Columbus police investigate the scene where the body of the postmaster, Ginger Ballard, 53, was found lying between two vehicles at an apartment compl...
Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at a post office Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. A disgruntled mail carrier facing dismissa...

This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 shows Deshaune K. Stewart, 24. Stewart, a dis...

Columbus police investigate the scene where the body of the postmaster, Ginger Ballard, 53, was found lying between two vehicles at an apartment compl...

Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at a post office Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. A disgruntled mail carrier facing dismissa...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder.

Municipal court records listed no attorney for 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, ahead of his Wednesday arraignment.

Police say Stewart was naked during both attacks. They say he first killed 52-year-old Lance Dempsey at a post office in suburban Dublin early Saturday morning.

Police were later called about an armed man chasing a woman at a nearby apartment complex. The postmaster, 53-year-old Ginger Ballard, was found dead between vehicles with blunt-force trauma to her head, and Stewart was arrested.

Police say the violence appeared to be retaliation against two people involved in Stewart's pending dismissal at work.


Updated : 2021-03-06 01:43 GMT+08:00