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Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 5:07 PM
The Bellefontaine mother accused of smothering her three sons to death appeared in court on Monday.
A judge set a May 15 deadline for attorneys to submit any additional motions in the case of Brittany Pilkington, Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said. No new date for trial was set.
Pilkington, 25, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of her three sons over 13 months and faces the death penalty.
Infant Niall died in July 2014, 4-year-old Gavin Pilkington in April of 2015, and 3-month-old Noah four months later in August 2015.
>>LEARN MORE: Abuse, isolation alleged in Bellefontaine mom's case
Pilkington’s trial, which was originally scheduled for October 2016, was then delayed until February 2017. It was delayed again and no future date has been set.
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Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 8:29 AM
— The driver in an October crash that killed a Greenon student admitted to a charge of vehicular manslaughter and is due in court today for a disposition hearing, according to the Clark County Juvenile Clerk of Court’s office.
Andrew Scott was 16 when he drove his vehicle off of Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road and struck a pole in Clark County, the Ohio Highway State Patrol said. The crash killed his passenger, Greenon junior Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, authorities said. Scott is also a Greenon student.
Speed and inattention were suspected to be the causes of the crash, Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Richard Dixon said.
Scott is set to go before Clark County Juvenile Judge Robert Vaughn.
Scott was charged in February with vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and failure to control after a months-long investigation into the crash.
The Clark County Juvenile Clerk of Court’s office said Scott admitted to the vehicular manslaughter charge and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the vehicular homicide and failure to control charges.
Admitting to a charge in juvenile court is similar to pleading guilty in adult criminal court.
REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS: Greenon mourns 3rd student death in 2 months in fatal car crashes
DePhillip was the third Greenon student to die in a fatal crash last fall over just a few months span. His death followed an August crash that killed senior David Waag and sophomore Connor Williams.
Here’s a video from coverage of the crash in October:
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
— Kettering Fairmont substitute teacher Madeline J. Marx is scheduled to be sentenced today on sexual battery charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Marx, 24, pleaded and was found guilty of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with two students and was arrested last November. She is to appear today in front of Judge Steven Dankof.
A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19 in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed in court.
A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Smithville Road, according to court documents.
Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.
An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.
A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.
State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.
Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.
According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 7:09 AM
A Kettering teen accused of murdering a Fairmont High School student in 2016 is set to return to court today after a judge said most evidence questioned by his attorneys can be part of the trial.
A hearing in advance of the May 7 trial of Kylen Gregory, who turned 18 last month, is scheduled this afternoon before Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Langer.
RELATED: Trial of Kettering teen set for May
Langer recently ruled much of the evidence collected after the deadly shooting of Ronnie Bowers Sept. 4, 2016, will be admissible. He ruled a warrant for telephone records of two of Gregory’s relatives “failed to provide probable cause” for that evidence to be used in the case.
Gregory was 16 years old when the shooting occurred on Willowdale Avenue, and he is being tried as an adult on two counts of murder and related charges.
Authorities and witnesses have said Gregory fatally shot the 16-year-old Bowers while the victim attempted to drive away from a confrontation.
Bowers died two days later - just after hours after Gregory and two other teens were initially charged in juvenile court – in what was ruled Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007.
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Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:17 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:40 AM
TROTWOOD — Residents reported hearing eight to 10 gunshots in a deadly shooting Wednesday night at the Pinewood Gardens apartments.
Shortly after midnight, an investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was on the way to the complex on Pinewood Circle off West Main Street between End and High streets.
Medics and police were called sometime after 11 p.m. after there were reports of eight to 10 shots fired, according to the Miami County Regional Dispatch Center.
Residents reported hearing gunshots and then seeing ambulances, fire trucks and police cruisers at the rear of the parking lot.
In a 911 call to dispatchers, one resident reported that the multitude of shots actually forced them to get down on the floor inside of the apartment.
It was not immediately clear how many people were shot or injured by the gunfire, nor whether police have any suspects.