2 suspects indicted in murders of elderly Strasburg couple, 1 could face death penalty

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Doyle and Lillian Chumney (Photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General's Office)

Doyle and Lillian Chumney (Photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General's Office)

COSCHOCTON, Ohio -- Robert R. Clark and Jeffery C. Stewart have been indicted on several charges in the murders of Doyle and Lillian Chumney.

Clark, 29, faces several counts of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and aggravated arson. The indictment filed against Clark contains death penalty specifications.

Meanwhile, Stewart, 21, was indicted on several charges of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and aggravated arson. The indictment filed against Stewart does not contain death penalty specifications.

Robert Clark and Jeffery Stewart

The Chumneys were reported missing on Jan. 21 when their daughter discovered their Strasburg home was ransacked. The couple’s remains were found in their burned car the next day in Bakersville.

Clark and Stewart confessed to the murders, authorities said.

Stewart was arrested on Jan. 31 after police released his photo. Clark was caught following several armed robberies and a police chase in Arizona.

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