The criminal homicide cases against three men charged in the beating death of a Red Bank man have been sent to the Hamilton County grand jury.
Red Bank City Court Judge Johnny Houston forwarded the cases after 21/2 hours of testimony today.
A charge of frauulent use of a credit card against a fourth man also was sent to the grand jury, which will decide whether to indict the men.
On Sept. 24, Jordan Collins, 27, was discovered inside his home, lying in a pool of blood after police said he was beaten with a crowbar. Authorities have charged his former roommate, 19-year-old Zachary Hughes, with criminal homicide in connection with his death.
Two others - Markel Mitchell, 16, and Jeremy Sean Reinig, 27 - also are charged with criminal homicide. All three and another man, 19-year-old Lorenzo Bell, have been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.
Authorities believe Collins was killed between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. in his home at 3710 Redding Road. At 3:21 a.m., his credit card was used at a nearby Kangaroo station, police said.
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