2 indicted on murder charges in Ohio teen's death


LEBANON -- Two men have been indicted on aggravated murder charges in the beating death of a 16-yearold girl who was left at a southwest Ohio hospital.

The Warren County prosecutor says Michael Watson, 39, and Michael Geldrich, 36, also are charged with aggravated robbery, rape, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

Authorities say 16-year-old Dione Payne of Dayton was beaten in an attempt to steal drugs and money from him at a home about 15 miles south of Dayton. Police say Payne was left at a Middletown hospital Dec. 1 and later died.

Watson and Geldrich could get life in prison without parole if convicted of aggravated murder.

A third defendant was indicted on a robbery-related charge but isn't charged in Payne's death.

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