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Federal charges filed against postal worker accused of killing two supervisors

A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment will be arraigned on multiple charges including aggravated murder.

Municipal court records listed no attorney for 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus. Watson is still listed at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, and his scheduled arraignment Wednesday was pushed back to another date.

Police say Stewart was naked during both attacks. They say he first killed 52-year-old Lance Dempsey at a post office in suburban Dublin early Saturday morning.

Police were later called about an armed man chasing a woman at a nearby apartment complex. The postmaster, 53-year-old Ginger Ballard, was found dead between vehicles with blunt-force trauma to her head, and Stewart was arrested.

Police say the violence appeared to be retaliation against two people involved in Stewart's pending dismissal at work.


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