Five suspects plead not guilty to charges in kidnapping, murder of Toledo teens
Ten people are facing charges in the kidnapping and murder of Ke’Marion Wilder and Kyshawn Pittman, whose remains were found in a burned-down Toledo home.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Five of the people facing charges in the kidnapping and murder of two Toledo teenagers pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Cruz Garcia, Corbin Gingrich, and and Carrissa Eames appeared before a judge for arraignment Wednesday; Charles Walker and Brent Kohlhoffer were in court Thursday for their alleged roles in the deaths of Ke’Marion Wilder and Kyshawn Pittman. Investigators found the teens’ remains at a burned-down home on Chase Street last month.
All five of the suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Garcia is being held on a $3.7 million bond, Gingrich is being held on a $2.8 million bond, and Eames is being held on a $2.5 million bond. Bond hearings for Walker and Kohlhoffer are scheduled for Jan. 17.
Garcia is facing two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of obstructing justice, one count of having weapons under disability, and one count of trafficking in marijuana.
Charles Walker and Brent Kohlhoffer are both facing two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, and two counts of kidnapping.
Carrissa Eames is facing two counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping, and one count of obstructing justice.
Corbin Gingrich is facing two counts of murder and two counts of kidnapping.
The courts set Garcia’s pretrial for February 27, Gingrich’s pretrial for Jan. 27, and Eames’ pretrial is Jan. 27.
Five others, including two minors, are facing charges in connection to the case.
The following broadcast report is from Jan. 4, 2023.
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