DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:32 p.m. (April 20):
A trial for a man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend to death last August that was scheduled to begin earlier this week was continued, court officials said.
A new trial date has not yet been set.
INITIAL REPORT (April 16):
The murder trial for a Dayton man who is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend back in August 2017, was scheduled to start today.
Keason Herron was indicted on multiple charges including murder, reckless homicide, and felonious assault after his former girlfriend, 37-year-old Leanette Newton, was found dead inside his home in the 800 block of Blanche Street.
In a 6-minute 911 call, Herron told dispatchers that he had been trying to revive Newton, who he claimed broke into his house the night before, and they got into a fight.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s office said Newton died from multiple blunt force injuries with strangulation, and her death was ruled a homicide.