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Trial continued for Dayton man charged in ex-girlfriend’s murder 

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 3:14 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

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.

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A new trial date has not yet been set.


The murder trial for a Dayton man who is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend back in August 2017, was scheduled to start today.

RELATED: Dayton man charged with strangling ex-girlfriend has bond set

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.

At the arraignment, Herron pleaded not guilty to all charges and a bond was set at $1 million.