County wants adult charges against 17-year-old accused of killing hotel worker 


The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office wants to transfer the case of a 17-year-old accused of killing a Miami Twp. hotel worker to adult court.

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Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. said Thursday he also has filed several additional charges against the Dayton teen. 

He is being charged with more than 10 counts stemming from the Sept. 14 late-night killing of 19‐year‐old Jayren Graham, a Miami Twp. man, outside the DoubleTree Suites where the victim worked.

The 17-year-old was initially charged in juvenile court with murder. The amended charges, according to the prosecutor’s office, include:

  • Four counts of Murder
  • Two counts of Aggravated Robbery
  • Two counts of Felonious Assault
  • Two counts of Tampering With Evidence
  • One count of Carrying Concealed Weapons
  • One count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle

“This defendant fatally shot another teen in a parking lot of a crowded Miami Township hotel,” Heck said in a statement. “We cannot allow such violent juveniles to only be held at the Department of Youth Services until age 21. This defendant will be tried, convicted, and

sentenced accordingly.”

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