CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- The man accused of killing two women at Hamlet Village last month made his first court appearance Wednesday where he was placed on $3 million bond.
Frank Staton, 56, faces charges for the March 24 incident in which authorities say he tried to kill himself after committing the murders.
He was arrested and kept under police guard at Hillcrest Hospital until he was released Saturday.
Staton, of Chardon, was employed at Hamlet Village as a chef when he allegedly killed Terri Treadway, 58, of Chardon, and Catherine Sutter, also 58, of Burton. They worked as housekeepers at Hamlet.
The grand jury indicted Staton on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of felonious assault with a firearm and two counts of murder with a firearm specification.
An arrest warrant says Staton told police he killed the women. He also admitted turning the gun on himself after he shot them.