Local pastor indicted in 2015 murder case

Pastor Torace Weaver is being led into the Public Safety Building in Dayton after being indicted on murder charges. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local pastor was indicted Friday on several counts including murder and reckless homicide by a Montgomery County grand jury.

The grand jury handed down an eight-count indictment against Torace D. Weaver Friday.

2 NEWS cameras caught up with Torace Weaver as he was being taken into the Dayton Public Saftey Building.

Torace Weaver is pastor of the King of Glory Church in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)
Torace Weaver is pastor of the King of Glory Church in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office tells 2 NEWS Weaver is a pastor at King of Glory Ministries on Genesee Avenue in Dayton.

Weaver is accused in the death of 2-year-old Stanley Thomas in November 2015. On Sunday, November 18, 2015, first responders were called to the King of Glory Church on Genesee Avenue in Dayton on a report of a toddler not breathing.

Thomas was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and was dead on arrival, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office says Thomas died from blunt force trauma to the head and ruled the death a homicide.

Prosecutors say Weaver, who was the foster father of Thomas, said at the time the child had fallen from a table.

The indictment includes:

  • Two counts of Murder
  • Two counts of Endangering Children
  • One count of Involuntary Manslaughter
  • One count of Reckless Homicide
  • One count of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Obstructing Official Business

A warrant has been issued for Weaver.

2 NEWS is working to learn more about this developing story and will keep you updated on WDTN.com and 2 NEWS starting at 5:00.

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