Man indicted in double shooting in Dayton that killed his brother’s girlfriend

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3:14 PM
Updated: Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 3:40 PM

Willie Henry Jr. (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Willie Henry Jr. (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 3:40 p.m. (June 29):

A 43-year-old man accused of shooting his brother and his girlfriend, killing her, was indicted today by a Montgomery County grand jury.

Bond was set at $1 million, and his next court date is July 18 at 9:45 a.m.

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Willie Henry Jr. is charged with two counts of murder and four counts of felonious assault, all with three-year firearm specifications, and one count of having weapons under disability.

He is accused of grabbing a shotgun June 21 at a home in the first block of East Norman Avenue and shooting and seriously wounding his brother, Lavar Cottrell, before shooting and killing Cottrell’s girlfriend, 41-year-old Barbara Goubeaux of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Goubeaux was pronounced dead at the scene and Cottrell was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he is no longer listed as a patient.

Henry remains held on $1 million bond in the Montgomery County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.


A man accused in a double shooting in Dayton that killed a woman appeared in Dayton Municipal Court Monday afternoon. 

Willie Henry Jr. 43, faces charges of murder, felonious assault, and a weapons charge. 

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Henry pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $1 million. 

Henry is accused of shooting two people in the first block of East Norman Avenue June 21. She shooting killed Barbara Goubeaux, 41, of Dayton. 

A 41-year-old man, who was also shot in the incident, remains a patient at Miami Valley Hospital, however, his condition was not released. Investigators initially said the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. 

Henry remains booked in the Montgomery County Jail, according to records.