COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted two alleged gang members in the shooting deaths of a pregnant woman and her boyfriend in a Hilltop area home, New Year’s Day.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:43pm, January 1, officers were called to the 600 block of S. Hague Avenue and the report of a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Keith Brian Williams III, 23, Marlazia Jones-Mattox, 21, and an unidentified 15-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds.
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones-Mattox, who was reportedly 35 weeks pregnant, was transported to Mt. Carmel West Hospital where she died from her injuries. Doctors were able to deliver the baby boy, who survived.
The teenage boy was also taken to Mt. Carmel West Hospital with severe permanent injuries, and has yet to be interviewed by officers due to his injuries.
Police would later charge Christian Daequan Dillion, 19, and Mario Marshawn Wade, 18, in connection with the murders.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, both Dillion and Wade are part of the Hilltop Hot Boys and/or the Fetti Nation Gang.
The indictment includes three counts of Aggravated Murder, two counts of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Aggravated Burglary, one count of Aggravated Robbery, and one count of Felonious Assault, all with Firearm Specifications and Criminal Gang Activity Specifications.
The twelve count indictment also includes one count of Tampering With Evidence and two counts of Having Weapons While Under Disability.
Wade was adjudicated a delinquent child of Felonious Assault in 2015 and Dillion was adjudicated a delinquent child of Robbery in 2012 and of Felonious Assault in 2013 and 2015.
Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned May 2.