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Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:28 PM


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OTTAWA — The Putnam County teen accused of murdering the Romes brothers pleaded not guilty to all charges, including two counts of murder, early Thursday morning.


Michael Aaron Fay, 17, appeared before Judge Randall Basinger following his indictment by a grand jury. Fay has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of abuse of a corpse, the latter fifth-degree felonies.


Fay was also indicted on one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Following his counsel’s advice, Fay waived his right to a speedy trial.

“Ninety days is just not enough time for us to prepare fully,” Fay’s attorney, Bill Kluge said.

Judge Basinger also ruled to keep Fay’s bail at $5 million, which was set at a July 2 hearing, where Judge Michael Borer of Putnam County Juvenile Court bound Fay over to Common Pleas to be tried as an adult.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:43 PM

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