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2015 murder suspect appears in court

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 11:33:15-04
The man accused of killing a man in his Dundee home last May appeared in court Wednesday morning.
 
A judge denied bond for 37 year old Sha'ron Ellis who faces first degree murder charges for the death of Chuck Keathley on May 30, 2015.  Police issued an arrest warrant for Ellis in February, and he was taken into custody on Monday after his release from the hospital. Prosecutors say Keathley and Ellis were seen on surveillance video at the Varsity Sports Cafe at 49th and Dodge involved in what appeared to be a drug deal. It's believed Keathley was stabbed to death on May 27th. When his body was found, Keathley's room smelled of bleach. Police say Ellis' co-defendant Christopher Myers told them Ellis admitted to killing Keathley and needed help cleaning up the scene. Prosecutors say a cigarette with Ellis' DNA was found inside Keathley's home, and cell phone tracking also puts Ellis at the crime scene as well as Freedom Park where Keathley's car was found burning.
 
Prosecutors have charged Christopher Myers with accessory to murder. Ellis will be back in court June 13th.