Warrant: Chef at Ohio facility admitted killing housekeepers

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Posted: Mar 25, 2016 2:33 PM
Warrant: Chef at Ohio facility admitted killing housekeepers

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A chef suspected of fatally shooting two housekeepers at an Ohio assisted living facility admitted that he killed them, according to an arrest warrant.

Chagrin Falls police obtained a murder warrant Friday for 56-year-old Frank Staton, of Chardon. He's accused of killing Chardon resident Terri Treadway and Burton resident Catherine Sutter on Thursday morning at Hamlet Village before turning a gun on himself.

Staton was hospitalized in critical condition under police guard, officials said.

Police Sgt. Kimberly Libens said Staton lived at the same address as Treadway, cleveland.com reported.

Treadway's ex-husband, Ken Treadway, told the news site that she had told him she was afraid her boyfriend would harm her.

Chagrin Falls Mayor Bill Tomko said Sutter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Both women were 58.

Investigators haven't publicly discussed a possible motive for the shooting.

Staton told police he had a concealed carry permit, according to an affidavit. A loaded handgun and shell casings were recovered at the scene.

Hamlet Village is a retirement complex with independent living apartments, an assisted living facility and a nursing home. None of its 300 residents was injured in the shooting.