Urbana murder suspect charged in 11-count indictment



URBANA — An Urbana man faces an aggravated murder charge and 10 other charges in an indictment that was handed up Thursday by a Champaign County grand jury, according to a press release from the Champaign County Prosecutor’s Office.

Christopher L. Myers, 38, was charged with the murder of his father, 65-year-old Jerald L. Myers, whose body was found May 25 inside their 536 S. Kenton St., Urbana, home.

Police responded to the home about 8:55 p.m. and found the elder Myers dead of “obvious serious injuries.”

That evening, the suspect initially was arrested and lodged in the Tri-County Regional Jail for “actions he took against his brother,” Brian Myers, of 317 W. Reynolds St., Urbana, during the discovery of the homicide, Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell said in a release.

The aggravated murder charge carries a possible sentence of life without parole, or life with the possibility of parole after between 20 to 30 years.

The defendant also has been indicted for three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, three counts of felonious assault, and three counts of domestic violence.

According to the release, the domestic violence and felonious assault charges relate to the actions that he allegedly committed against his brother.

The multiple counts of murder are consistent in such cases before the jury receives them to allow for legal options.

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