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Teen dropped off at hospital on Sunday has died, suspects in custody


Franklin police say the 16-year-old who was beaten to death was Dione Payne, from Dayton. They also say he was in Franklin to sell drugs and that's why he was targeted.


FRANKLIN, Ohio (WKRC) -- A teen who was dropped off and unconscious at a Dayton hospital on Sunday morning has died and Franklin police have two suspects in custody in connection to his death.

Two men, Michael J. Watson, 39, and 36-year-old Michael A. Geldrich, were arrested and charged with with aggravated robbery and aggravated murder. They allegedly beat the black male teen and dropped him off in a black pickup truck at the Atrium Hospital around 10.30 a.m. Sunday.

The teen, between 14 and 16 years old, was transferred to Miami Valley Regional Hospital in Dayton, where he later died from injuries. His name has not yet been released.

Police confirmed 11 Vernon St. in Franklin was the location of the beating.



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