The Lima man accused of killing his former girl friend hears testimony from investigators about the crime he is charged with.
48 year old Timothy Brown had a preliminary hearing in front of Lima Municipal Court Magistrate David Cheney. The purpose of the hearing to see if there is probable cause to bound the case over to common pleas court.
Brown is charged with the murder of Velda Thomas on October 3rd. The prosecution called Lima Police Detective Sean Neidelmier to the stand. He testified to statements that Brown told officers during the investigation including that the victim had the murder weapon in her hands at one time.
Neidelmier: "Mr. Brown said she pointed it at him, he flung his arm like this and the gun went off. We discussed this further with him and he changed his statement to he was able to take the gun away from her and she reached out to grab it again and he pulled it back and it went off."
Browns case has been bound over to the Allen County Common Pleas Court pursuant to an indictment from a grand jury. Bound was kept at 1 million dollars with a 10 percent privilege.