Ohio chef pleads not guilty in slayings of 2 housekeepers

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Posted: Apr 06, 2016 3:57 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A chef accused of shooting two housekeepers to death at an assisted living facility in suburban Cleveland has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators say Frank Staton admitted shooting Terri Treadway and Catherine Sutter at Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls before shooting himself. He was hospitalized in critical condition for more than a week following the March 24 shootings.

Staton pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts each of aggravated murder and murder and to four counts of felonious assault. He is in the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County jail with bond set at $3 million.

Staton's attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Police say the 56-year-old Chardon man lived with Treadway. Her ex-husband has said she told him she was afraid her boyfriend would harm her.