Suspect faces federal charges in the death of 2 postal workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and later the killing of a postmaster is indicted on federal charges that the possibility of a death sentence.

The indictment announced Thursday by the province and the federal prosecutors against a 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, with two counts of murder of an officer of the United States.

Authorities say Stewart shot and killed 52-year-old Lance Dempsey on a post office in a suburb of Dublin, in December. They say he then killed 53-year-old Ginger Ballard in an apartment complex.

Authorities say Stewart was naked, both during the attacks.

The police said that the violence appeared to be a retaliation for Stewart’s pending resignation at work.

A message seeking comment was left with Stewart’s public defender.

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