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Published: Wednesday, 10/10/2012

Bond set at $1 million each for 2 murder suspects

BLADE STAFF

Two childhood friends, each charged with aggravated murder, were arraigned today in Toledo Municipal Court.

Judge Robert Christiansen ordered bond for Andrew Goetz and Chaz Jackson, both 28, at $1 million each. They are being held in the Lucas County jail.

Goetz, of 614 Earl St., and Mr. Jackson, of 1158 Clark St., are accused of robbing and then fatally shooting Jonathan Morris, 22, at East Toledo's Ravine Park Village on Friday.

Police allege that Goetz pointed a gun at the victim and then ordered Mr. Jackson to shoot. Mr. Morris died after several hours at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center; two of the three gunshot wounds proved fatal, an autopsy showed.

Family members of both suspects were in court today and described both men as "good boys."

Mr. Jackson's mother, Louise Jackson, said her son "was crying all weekend because he knew the victim. He was saying, 'He had a baby, Ma.' "

Both men are scheduled for preliminary hearings in Toledo Municipal Court on Oct. 17.



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