Suspects in football player’s murder indicted

Jeff Wellington funeral. (WDTN Photo)
Jeff Wellington funeral. (WDTN Photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Two people accused of killing a Springfield football star are now formally charged.

Kendrick Stroder, 20, was indicted for various charges including complicity to aggravated murder.

Tyrin Hawkins, 17, will be tried as an adult on aggravated murder and murder charges among others.

Both are accused in the death of Jeffrey Wellington, Jr. Wellington was shot on April 20, 2014 while trying to break up a fight outside an apartment building on North Limestone Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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