Hamilton teen indicted for murder in 13-year-old’s shooting death

A Hamilton teen has been indicted by a Butler County grand jury for the shooting death of 13-year-old Jaraius Gilbert Jr. and injuring another.

Miquan Hubbard, 18, of 223 Village Street, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury for murder, four counts of felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises. All charges include the specification that a gun was used in the crimes that would increase the sentence if he is found guilty.

Hubbard is being held in the Butler County Jail in lieu of a $2 million bond.

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Hamilton police arrested Hubbard three days after the slaying of Gilbert, a Wilson Middle School student.

Gilbert was shot and killed at about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Front Street, police said.

The boy died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office. His death has been ruled a homicide.

The second victim — Datorion Marcus Burns, 19, of Hamilton — suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hamilton police. Burns was take to an area hospital for treatment and was expected to survive.

As a juvenile, Hubbard had contact with the court system, including a stay at the Butler County Detention Center, according to court records.

In August 2014, Hubbard was placed on probation, ordered to complete 12 hours of community service and stay away from Walgreens for a conviction of complicity to theft.

In August 2015, Hubbard was convicted of assault on a police officer, inciting violence and obstructing official business. He served 41 days in the juvenile detention center and was then placed in the juvenile rehabilitation center for five months. In addition, he was given a fine, ordered to write a letter of apology and placed on intensive probation.

The case has been assigned to Butler County Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers II, but an arraignment date has not yet been set.

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