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Bond set, additional charges filed against man, woman arrested for double-murder in Tremont

Posted: 12:12 PM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-26 16:29:39Z

Additional charges were filed and a bond of $2 million each was set for a man and woman charged with murder  in connection with the deaths of a couple that was killed in Tremont earlier this month.

According to U.S. Marshals, James Hill, 41, and Barbara Wolford, 30, were captured in Mount Perry, which is east of Columbus, on June 15. 

Hill and Wolford were both charged with aggravated murder, according to court records. Their case is now being heard in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

The two suspects each face additional charges in Cuyahoga County court, including felonious assault, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, safecracking and offenses against a human corpse. Hill is also charged with having weapons while under disability.

The pair is accused of fatal shooting and stabbing of a couple inside their home in the 3100 block of Scranton Road on June 8.

The victims were identified as Harold Emery 63, and Rita Berish, 54.

An officer from Cleveland State University Police Department discovered Emery and Berish while doing a welfare check at the home. Emery, who is a CSU employee, hadn't reported to work that day.