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Putnam Co. teen to be tried as an adult for murder

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The teen accused in the murders of two brothers in Putnam County will be tried as an adult.

A judge certified Michael Fay, 17, as an adult Tuesday.  Fay is accused of killing Blake and Blaine Romes of Ottawa.

Back in May, police found the brothers' bodies after their mother came home and found blood and a gun, but no boys.

Fay and his mom shared a trailer with the family.  Fay was later tracked down in Columbus after an Amber Alert. The bodies of the brothers were discovered soon after.

Even though Fay is now an adult in the eyes of the state of Ohio, he will remain in a juvenile detention center as the case moves forward.   Putnam County Judge Michael Borer set Fay's bond at $5 million.

Putnam County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Todd Schroeder says his office will present this case to a county grand jury later this month for indictment.

If convicted as an adult, Fay could face up to life in prison with no parole.



 

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