INDIANAPOLIS – Two brothers accused of murder in the death of a National Guardsman shot while trying to buy an iPad on Craigslist also had in their possession property belonging to others who said they were robbed while answering ads they saw on the website, police said.
Tryon Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, both of Indianapolis, were formally charged Tuesday with murder and robbery in the Dec. 4 shooting death of 32-year-old James Vester of Lizton, 25 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Not-guilty pleas were entered for them. The brothers told a judge they planned to hire their own attorneys.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the brothers denied they were the owners of a cellphone that was used to set up the meeting with Vester and other victims. But police say the brothers mother, Markeasha Taylor, had its number on her cellphone with a photo of Tryon Kincade displayed with it, and she said the number was his. She told police she used it to talk to her son on the day of the shooting.
At least four others told police they had tried to buy items they saw advertised on Craigslist using the same telephone Vester had called to set up a meeting and were robbed at gunpoint by two men.
The Kincades were being held in the Marion County Jail without bond.