By Tricia Bell, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
OTTAWA, OHIO -
The case against the teen accused of killing two other boys in Ottawa will be moved to Putnam County Common Pleas Court.
During a juvenile court hearing, Judge Michael Borer ruled that Michael Fay is competent to stand trial. Fay, his mother, and his attorneys signed documents essentially waiving his right to a probable cause hearing. State law mandates that a 16 or 17 year old be tried as an adult in murder cases if probable cause is found.
The teen is accused of killing 17 year old Blake Romes and 14 year old Blaine Romes on May 9th. The boys lived together in the trailer they shared with their mothers.
Fay currently faces the juvenile equivalent of two counts of aggravated murder. A $5 million cash bond was set.
The next step will be presenting the case to the Putnam County grand jury.