Dayton man found guilty in Middletown homicide

Photo from Montgomery County Jail

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –   Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Tuesday the Montgomery County jury found a Dayton man guilty for the kidnapping and shooting death of Brittany Russell.

According to a press release from the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 29-year-old Brittany Russell was found inside of her car fatally shot with her 6-month-old who was alive sitting inside the vehicle February 10, 2016.

Thirty-six-year-old Brandon Carr was arrested March 14, 2017 and later on April 11 the Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted Carr on:

  • One count Aggravated Murder
  • Three counts Murder
  •  Two counts Kidnapping
  •  Two counts Felonious Assault
  • Two counts Tampering With Evidence
  • One count Having Weapons While Under Disability (prior drug conviction)
  • One count of Possession of Heroin
  • One count Endangering Children

Carr’s sentencing is schecduled for February 21. 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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