Lima teenager facing murder charge has jury trial pushed to 2022

A Lima teen will now have his jury trial pushed to 2022. 

Ja'naz Smith will now have his trial set for January 18th of 2022. He was previously scheduled to have his trial start on November 29th of this year. 

Lima teenager facing murder charge has jury trial pushed to 2022

Ja'naz Smith was indicted for the murder of Daniel Jackson in January of 2020. Jackson was found shot in the parking lot of Pappy's Lounge. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Smith was then indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, and tampering with evidence. Smith has since entered a plea of not guilty to those charges.

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