Updated Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:18 am
One of two men charged in the 2011 home-invasion slayings of a disabled man and his daughter at their western Ohio farmhouse has pleaded guilty.
Nineteen-year-old Trevin Sanders pleaded guilty Thursday in Mercer County, north of Dayton, as part of an agreement with prosecutors. His sentencing is scheduled for April 15.
Sanders and 23-year-old Bryant Rhoades were charged in March 2013 in the slayings of 47-year-old Colleen Grube and her 70-year-old father Robert Grube. They were found dead and bound by duct tape in their ransacked home on a lonely country road surrounded by farm fields outside the village of Fort Recovery.
Sanders pleaded guilty to charges including two counts of aggravated murder with gun specifications.
Rhoades has pleaded not guilty. If he's convicted, prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.