Genoa man enters insanity plea in alleged murder of his wife

John Eichner had bail set at $1 million in the murder of his wife.
John Eichner had bail set at $1 million in the murder of his wife.(WTVG)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 8:52 AM EDT
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PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WTVG) - John Eichner, the Genoa man accused of murdering his wife, changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday, after pleading not guilty in Ottawa County Court earlier in the week.

Eichner’s bond was set at $1.5 million by a judge Monday. He was ordered to have no contact with all of the victim’s family, including his children.

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Eichner, 43, was indicted last week on 28 various counts. He is charged with aggravated murder, murder, gross abuse of a corpse, 11 counts of tampering with evidence, 10 counts of possession of criminal tools, and four counts of money laundering. He also faces four counts of endangering children.

He will be back in court on May 27 for a pretrial hearing.

Eichner allegedly killed his wife, Amber Eicher, and buried her body in the backyard of a south Toledo home.

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