Dayton man imprisoned for killing brother and his girlfriend in June

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man has been sent to prison for a June shooting that killed two people.

Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. said Thursday 43-year old Willie Henry, Jr. of Dayton was sentenced to two 15 years‐to‐life sentences for a total of 30 years to life in prison in connection with a double shooting that occurred on June 21, 2018.

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Dayton Police were dispatched to a residence on East Norman Avenue on a report of a shooting. Henry, while inside the residence, grabbed a shotgun and fired a shot at his brother seriously wounding him.

Henry then fired a shot at his brother’s girlfriend, 41‐year‐old Barbara Goubeaux, fatally wounding her.

Henry was located on the porch of an abandoned house near the scene of the shooting.

On Friday, July 6, 2018, Henry’s brother, 41‐year‐old Lavar Cottrell, died as a result of his injuries.

Thursday, Henry was found guilty on two counts of murder and one count of having weapons while under disability, from a prior offense of violence. He was sentenced to 15 years‐to‐life for each victim, which were ordered to be served consecutively, for a total of 30 years‐to‐life in prison.

Henry will not be eligible for consideration of parole until he has served at least 30 years.

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