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Disgruntled Postal Worker Arraigned For Dublin Post Office Killings

Dublin Ohio Post Office
City of Dublin
Dublin Post Office

A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at a United States Post Office in Dublin, and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder.

Municipal court records listed no attorney for 24-year-old DeShaune Stewart, of Columbus, ahead of his Wednesday arraignment.

Police say Stewart was naked during both attacks. They say he first killed 52-year-old Lance Dempsey early Saturday morning at the post office in suburban Dublin, at 6400 Emerald Parkway, where he worked. 

Police were later called about an armed man chasing a woman at the nearby Bowland Place North apartment complex. The postmaster, 53-year-old Ginger Ballard, was found dead between vehicles with blunt-force trauma to her head, and Stewart was arrested.

Police say the violence appeared to be retaliation against two people involved in Stewart's pending dismissal at work.