Man accused in 2 killings believed the victims gave him tainted drugs, prosecutor says – The Cincinnati Enquirer
A Delhi Township man was indicted Tuesday on charges he killed two people in different neighborhoods over the course of about half an hour.
Marc Henderson, 23, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of Richard Kelsay and David Francy.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Henderson believed his two victims had sold him tainted drugs so he went to their homes with an AR-15-style rifle and killed them.
Investigators said Henderson had purchased drugs from Kelsay the night before the March 6 killings. Around 4 a.m., he went back to Kelsay’s Green Township home under the guise of buying more drugs, Deters said.
After fatally shooting Kelsay, Henderson then traveled to Northside where he shot Francy multiple times with the same weapon, prosecutors said.
Police reported Henderson was arrested after he called the police himself to report he was possibly overdosing on drugs. When police responded, they found Henderson was wearing a bulletproof vest and ammunition in plain view, Deters said.
“These crimes were targeted, preplanned murders,” Deters said. “The night of chaos was a direct result of drug use. The use and sale of street drugs in our communities makes us all less safe.”
Henderson is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $1.5 million bond. The next hearing in his case has not yet been scheduled. Henderson’s lawyer could not be reached for comment at the time of this report.