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Death penalty possible in South Lebanon murder, says county prosecutor

Christopher Kirby Christopher Kirby
Jaqueline Kirby Jaqueline Kirby
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) -

A man arrested after a South Lebanon murder could face the death penalty pending an aggravated murder conviction, the Warren County prosecutor said Monday.

Prosecutor David Fornshell announced a nine-count grand jury indictment against Christopher Kirby, of South Lebanon, in the Sept. 2017 murder of his sister, Debra Power, also of South Lebanon. Power's husband was also critically injured in the incident.

Christopher Kirby has been indicted for aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, grand theft, tampering with evidence, attempted aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault.

A grand jury found probable cause that two capital specifications were satisfied, specifically Christopher Kirby committed the aggravated murder of Debra Power as part of a course of conduct involving the purposeful attempt to kill two persons, and he was the principal offender in the aggravated murder while committing the offense of aggravated robbery, according to Fornshell.

This means Christopher Kirby could face the death penalty if he is convicted on the aggravated murder count, and either of the two capital specifications.

A grand jury has also indicted his wife, Jacqueline Kirby, for tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property, and misuse of credit cards.

Both Christopher Kirby and Jacqueline Kirby are expected to be arraigned this week in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

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