Judge: Ohio teen competent to stand trial in fire

A 17-year-old Ohio boy accused of tying his parents’ bedroom doors shut while they were inside and setting the house on fire has been found competent to stand trial.
Associated Press
Mar 6, 2014

He is charged as an adult with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated arson for the October fire in Liberty Township, north of Cincinnati. The judge ruled on his competency Wednesday.

Defense attorney Brad Kraemer has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity for the teenager.

Deputies said the father injured his leg jumping out of a window, and his wife was treated for smoke inhalation. Authorities said the teen apparently was upset his laptop computer was taken away.

The Associated Press isn’t identifying the teen or his family because of his age.

Comments

holysee

that got him fired up

gennycreamale

Should have bought him a Mac. Then he would not have been so mad when they took it away

Unassumer

I'd rather have a MAC any day. but now the kid needs a psychiatrist and that's way more expensive.

deertracker

Psycho drugs?

gennycreamale

For editing video etc mac yes. But this kid was a simple internet surfer and he preferred windows os.