LIMA — A Lima teenager charged with murder appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Monday to waive her right to a speedy trial.
Autumn Spears, 19, is charged in the Sept. 25 stabbing death of her boyfriend, Stephan Kimble-Childress, 27, of Toledo.
Police officers said Spears stabbed the Toledo man at the Lima West Apartments, 1855 N. Cole St. The teenager was arraigned last week on two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault. Spears had previously been arrested in Toledo in a separate stabbing incident, investigators said.
Spears appeared in court Monday to waive her constitutional right to a speedy trial. Public defender Kenneth Rexford told Judge David Cheney that his client was prepared to waive her rights and to proceed to a jury trial scheduled for Feb. 20.
A final pretrial hearing was scheduled for Jan. 3.