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Case of Travis Soto heading to the Ohio Supreme Court

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In 2006 as part of a plea deal in Putnam County Common Pleas court, Soto pleaded guilty to the charge of child endangerment for the death of his son, where he ran over with an all-terrain vehicle and failed to call for help. In 2006 as part of a plea deal in Putnam County Common Pleas court, Soto pleaded guilty to the charge of child endangerment for the death of his son, where he ran over with an all-terrain vehicle and failed to call for help.

According to the Ohio Supreme Courts website, the state's highest court will decide if Travis Soto can stand trial for aggravated murder, even though he has already served prison time on a different charge for the same incident.

In 2006 as part of a plea deal in Putnam County Common Pleas court, Soto pleaded guilty to the charge of child endangerment for the death of his son, where he ran over with an all-terrain vehicle and failed to call for help.  He served 5 years in prison for that crime, but over 4 years after leaving prison, he walked into the Putnam County Sheriff's office and told deputies that he murdered his son during that incident.   Soto's lawyer argued that he cannot be charged twice for the same crime, but a Putnam County judge ruled that he could because he was never initially charged with murder.  The #rd district court of appeals overturned that ruling.  Now Putnam County will argue their case at the Ohio Supreme Court and the justices will decide if or if not Soto can be charged with murder.  It is unknown when they will hear the case.

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