Son and girlfriend charged in double murder


Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens announced Murder and additional charges were filed Monday, Jan. 29th, in the double murder in Aurora last week.

Cody W. Booth, 28, was charged for the murder of his mother Faith Craig and his grandfather Walter Bryant, Jr.. Booth’s girlfriend Margie L. Thompson, 47, was charged charge also. In addition to two counts of murder, the couple face two counts each of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in Dearborn Circuit Court.

On Friday, Jan. 19th, Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a welfare check request at 5033 Douglas Drive, Aurora, and found Bryant, 78, lying at the bottom of the home’s basement stairs. Preliminary autopsy results show he sustained blunt force trauma to his head in addition to stab wounds.

Craig, 58, was found in the basement of the residence, and died from multiple stab wounds.

The couple were stopped by law enforcement officers on Ky. 80 in the Commonwealth of Kentucky driving Bryant’s vehicle..

Booth was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a Kentucky parole violation, Thompson was taken into custody Friday, Jan. 26th.

Booth remains in custody in Kentucky on unrelated charges and will be extradited back to Indiana.

Thompson was set for an initial hearing Monday before Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey.

Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.