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Hearing in Ottawa double murder case rescheduled

August 23. 2013 12:57PM
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OTTAWA — The hearing to determine whether Michael Fay will be tried as an adult in the murder of two brothers has been pushed back to July 2.

Fay’s hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Putnam County Juvenile Court. The hearing actually will be conducted in the Putnam County courtroom where misdemeanors are heard because the courtroom is bigger and there’s been a fair amount of media outlets present at two previous hearings.

Fay is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the May 9 deaths of Blake Romes, 17, and Blaine Romes, 14. The two were found dead after Fay ran to Columbus. Fay told authorities where to find their bodies. The brothers and Fay were living together with their mothers inside a trailer in Ottawa. They had recently moved in together.

Prosecutors are seeking to try him as an adult where he would face a more severe punishment. At the hearing, the judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to link Fay to the crime. If there is enough evidence, because Fay is 17, the judge has no choice but to send his case to adult court.

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