2 Youngstown men indicted on additional murder charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Murder charges keep piling up against two city men already facing a litany of felony charges, including murder, attempted murder and felonious assault.

A Mahoning County grand jury today handed up additional aggravated murder indictments with firearm specifications against Dewaylyn “Waylo” Colvin, 31, of Nelson Avenue and Michael Austin Jr., 19, of Midland Avenue.

The most recent murder charges are tied to the murders of Keith Ryan Slade, 20, of Cornell Avenue and 19-year-old Keara McCulough of Clearmont Avenue. They were found seated in a gray Pontiac, dead of gunshot wounds on Benford Lane in September 2012.

Police had been working on the theory that Slade was targeted because there was a history of violent acts directed toward him before his death.

Colvin and Austin are already in custody on other charges, including murder, and will likely be arraigned on the new charges in the coming weeks.

For the complete story, read Friday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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