16-year-old Ja'naz Smith signed a speedy time waiver and the judge set his murder trial for August.
He has pleaded not guilty to Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Tampering with Evidence charges for the death of Danielle Jackson in January 2020. Smith is also facing another Aggravated Robbery charge and that case will go to trial in September. Smith and another teen were arrested for Jackson's murder. His co-defendant’s case has not been bound over to common pleas court.