PODCAST: Reporter Cornelius Frolik on the Dayton garage killings

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Ohio man faces charges after 2 teens shot, killed in garage

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Trespassing and damaging property are crimes, but the punishment is rarely death.

"What Had Happened Was" host Amelia Robinson and Dayton Daily News reporter Cornelius Frolik dive deep into one of the most controversial Dayton cases of 2019.

>>  Reaction fervent to Mayor Whaley stating teens were murdered in Dayton garage.'

Javier Harrison, left, and Devin Henderson, both 17, were fatally shot Aug. 28, 2019, in a double shooting in the 800 block of Conners Street in Dayton.
Javier Harrison, left, and Devin Henderson, both 17, were fatally shot Aug. 28, 2019, in a double shooting in the 800 block of Conners Street in Dayton.

Property owner Victor Santana was just indicted on murder charges. He is accused of fatally shooting Javier Harrison and Devin Henderson in their backs on Aug. 28.

>> Homeowner faces murder charges after 2 teens shot, killed in Dayton garage

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Prosecutors say the 17-year-olds and a friend were smoking marijuana in Santana’s detached garage before shots rang out.

The case may be one of the first local tests of Ohio new self-defense law.

During this episode, Cory, a Pittsburgh native, also explains why he loves the Gem City and covering city hall. He and Amelia discuss the rigors of sharing stories about the tornadoes, Oregon District shooting and the community’s grit.

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"What Had Happened Was" is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com and recorded in the WHIO Radio studios. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.

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