Ohio Teen Charged In Killings To Be Tried As Adult

Seventeen-year old Michael Fay will be tried as an adult on charges he killed two brothers in Putnam County, Police found Fay in Columbus where he told them where to find the boys' bodies.(Photo: S. Falkow (Flickr))
Seventeen-year old Michael Fay will be tried as an adult on charges he killed two brothers in Putnam County, Police found Fay in Columbus where he told them where to find the boys' bodies.(Photo: S. Falkow (Flickr))

A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old boy be tried as an adult in the killings of two teenage brothers in northwest Ohio.

Michael Fay previously pleaded not guilty to a juvenile charge of delinquency in connection with aggravated murder.

The Tuesday ruling by Putnam County Juvenile Court Judge Michael Borer means Fay’s case will be transferred to the county’s Common Pleas Court.

Fay is accused of killing 17-year-old Blake Romes and 14-year-old Blaine Romes in their home in Ottawa on May 9. Both were shot in the head. Police found the bodies after Fay was apprehended in Columbus and pointed officers to them.

Prosecutors accuse Fay of planning the killings and committing them with purpose.

A message seeking comment was left with Fay’s attorney, William Kluge.

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