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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

[OH] Wife of murdered Corrections Officer Charles Zan arrested in connection to the crime

CHARLES STEVEN ZAN II, age 45, of West Carrollton, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009... [Full article here]

28 Apr 2010, 8:02 AM EDT
[Excerpts] A wife was arrested late Tuesday night and will likely be charged in her husband's murder. Pandora Zan was hauled off in handcuffs from the Miamisburg Police Department where she was being questioned and taken to the Montgomery County Jail. Pandora will likely be charged with complicity to commit murder in the killing of her husband Charles Zan, a Warren County Corrections officer... [Full article here]

Dayton Daily News
By Tom Beyerlein and Tim Tresslar
October 22, 2009
[Excerpts] The Montgomery County prosecutor’s office Wednesday, Oct. 21, approved charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault and tampering with evidence against the stepson of a state prison guard who was stabbed more than 40 times in his home. Prosecutor’s spokesman Greg Flanagan said officials haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty for Cody Henderson, 19, of Middletown, who is charged with killing Charles S. Zan II, 45, on Saturday... Prosecutors approved charges of aggravated murder while committing aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, felonious assault and tampering with evidence... Zan was hired in July 1994 as a corrections officer at the Warren Correctional Institution near Lebanon, where he worked at the time of his death... Zan served in several branches of the military... [Full article here]
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  1. Slain man, his wife had personal, financial turmoil, records show
    Internet offers a glimpse of victim’s spouse, stepson.
    By Tom Beyerlein, ?Tim Tresslar and Steve Bennish
    Thursday, October 22, 2009
    [Excerpts] MIAMISBURG — Cody Henderson’s MySpace page features a photo of the 19-year-old in a black shirt and skullcap. “I still got my family!!! (JUGGALO 4 LIFE),” it says. A “Juggalo” is a fan of the “horrorcore” band Insane Clown Posse, whose fans have been linked to homicides in several states. Now Henderson is in the Montgomery County Jail, facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the stabbing of his stepfather, Warren Correctional Institution Corrections Officer Charles Zan II, 45... Police said Henderson, of Middletown, entered his mother and stepfather’s studio apartment and stabbed Zan more than 40 times as he lay in bed... In the highly emotional call, she told a dispatcher, “Someone broke into our apartment. They knocked me to the ground and I kind of blacked out. And when I woke up, he (Zan) was laying there. And there’s blood everywhere.” When the dispatcher asked if she saw the intruders, she said, “No, all I heard was noise.” She also said she thought the attacker used pepper spray... Zan served in the Army, Marines and Army Reserves, according to his obituary published in the Dayton Daily News... [Full article here]

    Sister wants death penalty for brother
    Cody Henderson accused of murder
    Thursday, 22 Oct 2009, 11:22 PM EDT
    [Excerpts] Nineteen-year-old Cody Henderson is accused of stabbing his step-father to death. Henderson's sister said she wants prosecutors to seek the death penalty... [Full article here]

  2. Mom joins son in jail on separate charges
    Pandora Zan, accused Sunday of passing bad $50s, is mother of 19-year-old charged with fatally stabbing her husband.
    By Kristin McAllister
    Monday, January 4, 2010
    [Excerpt] MIAMISBURG — Miamisburg police have arrested a Miamisburg woman on allegations of forgery and money laundering and booked her into the Montgomery County Jail, where her son is being held on charges of fatally stabbing her husband. Police arrested Pandora Jean Zan, 44, of 7123 Springboro Pike, about 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, in the parking lot of the T.J. Maxx store at 131 N. Springboro Pike after she allegedly passed fraudulent $50 bills... [Full article here]

    Wife left a trail of victims
    Armed robbery victim remembers homicide suspect
    Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010, 11:34 PM EDT
    [Excerpt] Aaron Osborne of Miamisburg says the name Pandora Zan is one he won't soon forget. When Zan was arrested April 27 for the murder of her husband, Osborne said memories from eight years ago came flooding back... [Full article here]

  3. $2 million bond set for Zan in death of husband
    Thursday, May 6, 2010
    [Excerpts] Bond was set at $2 million for Pandora Jean Zan, 45, charged with complicity to aggravated murder in the stabbing of her husband... Pandora Zan also was charged Thursday, April 29, with complicity to commit aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. She was arraigned Friday morning, April 30 and entered a not guilty plea in Miamisburg Municipal Court... [Full article here]

    Wife indicted in husband’s murder; son also in jail
    By Kristin McAllister, Staff Writer
    Thursday, May 6, 2010
    [Excerpts] ...Officer Michael Zan, Charles Zan’s younger brother and a member of the Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland, said Thursday his family suspected Pandora Zan was involved in the murder. He said the indictment against Zan “has been a long time” coming... Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. credited Miamisburg Police for their work on the investigation that led to charge Pandora Zan and her son. “Pandora Zan will now be held accountable to the maximum extent of the law for her actions,” he said... [Full article here]


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