Latest Connor Betts News

More time granted in case of Dayton shooter's friend

Oct. 9, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has extended the deadline for the indictment of a man jailed on unrelated charges after the deadly Dayton mass shooting. U.S. Magistrate Michael Newman has granted a joint request in the Ethan Kollie case, giving prosecutors through Nov. 12. The order notes it also...

Ohio gunman's friend who bought body armor to remain in jail

Sep. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a ruling to keep in jail a longtime friend of the Dayton gunman. Authorities have said there's no indication that Ethan Kollie knew Connor Betts was planning the Aug. 4 shooting in the Ohio city that killed nine people before police killed him. But they...

Lawmakers seek tighter limits on expunging juvenile records

Sep. 24, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want to increase the minimum age at which people can have their juvenile court records expunged from 23 to 28, in response to the Dayton shooting that killed nine people. Cleveland.com reports that Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz says he plans to...

Proposal: Ohio shooting victims' families to get $250K each

Sep. 11, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit has proposed most of the money donated in the wake of the recent mass shooting go to the families of those killed in that tragedy. A draft proposal released Monday shows the Dayton Foundation plans to distribute about 75% of the $3 million raised to the families of the...

Parents slam schools that don't warn them of threats

Sep. 9, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly. Outraged...

Dayton shooter's friend loses another bid to get out of jail

Aug. 24, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail. A federal magistrate judge Friday rejected a request from Ethan Kollie's attorneys to revoke his detention order. The...

Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert for Ohio shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting. Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the "Gem City Shine" event in Dayton on Sunday. WDTN-TV reports...

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of gunman Connor Betts, who was shot dead...

Sealed records on Dayton gunman pit safety against privacy

Aug. 16, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs. The measures used to shield...

The Latest: Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail

Aug. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail. A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan...