Defiance man is indicted in Hurtt's slaying

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

A Defiance man has been indicted by a county jury for the recent slaying of his estranged girlfriend. Jeremy Rucker, 23, whose last known address was 1209 Ayersville Ave., was indicted by a Defiance County grand jury Wednesday for aggravated murder, a first-degree felony. The charge alleges that in October Rucker caused the death of Brandy Hurtt, 23, Belle Center, using prior calculation and design. A coroners report attributed her death to stab wounds.