Brogan Rafferty, the ' was , but this month.
Rafferty's case was transferred from Noble County () to Summit County because the case against his accused accomplice Richard Beasley is being handled in Summit, Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office said.
Rafferty, who was 16 when he was arrested in November, faces three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping in Summit County. He has pleaded not guilty.
The death penalty is not possible because of Rafferty's age. He is now 17, but he was 16 when the crimes were allegedly committed. Ohio does not execute juveniles.
A probable cause hearing was originally scheduled for three days: April 17 (and April 18 and 19, if needed) for the two cases in juvenile court, said the court's Community Outreach Coordinator Don Ursetti.
The court now only has two days scheduled for Rafferty's case: April 18 and 19, most likely because of a scheduling conflict, said Ursetti.
"Eventually, everything will catch up together and we'll handle it as one case," Rafferty's attorney John P. Alexander Jr. said.
For coverage of the hearing, visit Stow Patch.