Man accused of killing Fairfield attorney may have killed another to cover up the crime

Calvin McKelton (Source: Butler County Jail)
Calvin McKelton (Source: Butler County Jail)

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A 32-year old man accused of killing a Fairfield attorney is not only charged with her murder, but is also charged with murdering a witness to the incident.

Calvin McKelton was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Butler County Common Pleas Court.  He is now facing charges of Aggravated Murder, Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Evidence and Aggravated Arson in the deaths of Margaret Allen and Germaine Evans.

Police say Allen was strangled in her Fairfield home in July of 2008. Her body was found later in Schmidt Field in Cincinnati's East End.

Evans was found shot to death on March 1, 2009 on the steps to Inwood Park in Mount Auburn.

"The allegation by the state is that Germaine was killed purposely because he was a witness and it doesn't take you much to figure out it has to do with the death of Margaret," said Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper. "He was somehow involved, or knew something. The next thing you know, aggravated murder. He is shot in the back of the head execution style."

Prosecutors say McKelton has a history of violence and could be a suspect in other crimes. He is being held without bond.

McKelton's attorney, Richard Goldberg, says his client, who was Allen's live-in boyfriend, cooperated with police throughout their investigations, giving DNA samples and fingerprints.

"Well, he is accused of two homicides and he didn't do either of them," said Goldberg. "He has been out 18 months and he has been here. If he had done them, don't you think he would have been long gone by now?"

McKelton was arrested Friday afternoon in Avondale by US Marshals.  His trial date is set for Oct. 4.

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