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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:13 AM


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OTTAWA — The third teen involved in the Amber Alert who directed authorities to the bodies of Blake and Blaine Romes on May 9 pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of aggravated murder on Tuesday afternoon. Prosecuting Attorney Gary L. Lammers filed the two-count complaint in the Putnam County Juvenile Court.


Additionally, a Motion to Transfer has been filed requesting the Putnam County Juvenile Court transfer jurisdiction of the case to Putnam County Common Pleas Court so the juvenile can be tried as an adult. That hearing is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 18. The teen was previously charged with Felony Grand Theft Auto.


According to Lammers, one of the Romes brothers had been strangled and each of the boys had been shot in the attacks.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call made by the mother of the two deceased teens and a detail call sheet on Wednesday. Review that story at

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:19 AM

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