- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A 52-year-old man serving time for kidnapping and rape has been indicted in Chattanooga on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of two brothers nearly 20 years ago.

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston’s office said Christopher Jeffre Johnson was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on Monday. The charges are in the deaths of 25-year-old Sean Goetcheus and 19-year-old Donny Goetcheus.

The brothers were found Jan. 9, 1997, inside the house where they lived, each shot multiple times.

The prosecutor’s office said in a news release Johnson is serving 50 years for the kidnapping and rapes of two girls.

The prosecutor’s office said Johnson was indicted in January in the 2004 slaying of Missy Ward.

It wasn’t clear whether Johnson was represented by a lawyer who could comment on the case.

Information about cold cases can be reported to a hotline at (423) 209-7470 or emailed to [email protected]

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