Fox 43 reported that a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday said the accused were involved in the June 2016 slaying of Wendy Chaney, Brandon Cole and Phillip Jackson — who were tied up, shot and set on fire in a central Pennsylvania barn.
All 11 charged in the indictment are behind bars.
Lawyers for all the defendants either declined comment or did not return messages Monday.
The Dec. 20 indictment said two of the defendants, Kevin Coles and Devin Dickerson, were being investigated by the DEA and police in June 2016. They began to suspect Chaney, who faced pending criminal charges, was helping law enforcement with that probe.
One of the defendants was in a romantic relationship with Chaney at the time and persuaded her to go to Jackson’s farm near Mercersburg, according to the indictment. There, the victims’ hands were bound with plastic ties, and they were shot in the head or back before being set on fire, the grand jury alleged.
Chaney and Cole were dead when police arrived, and Jackson later died at a hospital, Penn Live reported.