MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) One of two men accused of murdering a father and daughter has backed out of his plea deal. Robert and Colleen Grube were found bound by duct tape and shot to death in their Fort Recovery, Ohio home in late November 2011.
A judge sentenced Bryant Rhoades to 36 months behind bars for Obstructing Justice, and at the same time, Rhoades withdrew his guilty plea to a murder charge. The deal could have spared him the death penalty.
The other man involved, Trevin Sanders-Roark, pleaded guilty to the murders. He admitted to killing Colleen Grube while high on meth. Officials say Sanders told them he and three others were high on meth and wanted to steal pills, electronics, and jewelry from the Grubes. His sentencing was scheduled for this week, but has since been delayed.