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2 men face homicide charges in 2016 Monroe County death

Two men are now facing homicide charges in connection with a man's death in Monroe County last year.

The charred remains of 24-year-old Demetrio Hughes were found in a wooded area of Jackson Township in February 2016.

Now, Randy Criste-Troutman and Michael Owens stand accused of killing him.

Investigators say the pair shot him and then returned days later to burn the body.

Criste-Troutman told police the victim owed him money from a drug deal and had threatened him days before his death. 

Owens and Criste-Troutman are due in court for their preliminary hearing Jan. 11. 


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