Two arraigned in connection with Lima murder

LIMA — Two 18-year-olds were arraigned Tuesday in Lima Municipal Court in an incident connected with the death of 17-year-old Jaden Halpern.

Keion Darden and Jaquan Glenn, both of Lima, were both charged with first-degree aggravated burglary and are both being held in the Allen County jail. They had both previously been held on preliminary charges that included murder and aggravated robbery. Four juveniles, whose names have not yet been released, are also being held in juvenile detention in connection with the incident pending the filing of formal charges.

Halpern was found dead early Friday morning at 764 W. Lane Ave. after Lima police were notified of a home invasion and shooting. Halpern died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to police. It is believed Halpern had attempted to stop several people who had forced their way inside to rob the residence when he was shot.

Preliminary hearings for Darden and Glenn are scheduled for Thursday.

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