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Sheriff: Hit man kills victim with target's name; 3 indicted

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a hit man broke into an Ohio home nine years ago and killed 31-year-old Daniel Ott with a shotgun in retaliation for Ott's willingness to testify against the operator of a stolen car operation.

But they say the wrong Daniel Ott was killed.

Three men were indicted Wednesday in Ott's death after being arrested June 1. The charges include conspiracy and aggravated murder.

The men are 59-year-old Joseph Rosebrook of Saint Cloud, Florida; 57-year-old Carl Rosebrook of East Liberty, Ohio; and 45-year-old Chad South of Moraine, Ohio.

Geauga County's sheriff says Joseph Rosebrook hired South to kill someone named Daniel Ott who'd been a witness against him. Investigators say South killed the wrong Daniel Ott.

No attorney information was available for the men.


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