By Tricia Bell, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
OTTAWA, OHIO -
Reporters, videographers, and photographers will be allowed to cover the pre-trial proceedings of Michael Fay. Fay is the 17 year old accused of killing two other teens in Ottawa.
Fay's attorneys had filed a motion asking Juvenile Court Judge Michael Borer to exclude the media from pre-trial hearings -- specifically next week's competency hearing and hearing to transfer the case to Common Pleas Court. However, Borer ruled in favor of several area media outlets including Your Hometown Lima Stations.
Fay's attorneys had argued that allowing media coverage would cause harm to the teen and could taint a potential jury pool. Lawyers for the media countered saying that Fay's identity had already been revealed and that an open trial was necessary to remain. Even though the hearings can be covered, Judge Borer still ordered that his face not been shown.
Fay is accused of killing 17 year old Blake Romes and 14 year old Blaine Romes.