12/19/13 – 5:09 A.M.
The biggest story for 2013 in Putnam County was unfortunately also a very tragic one. The murders of two teenage brothers shocked the village of Ottawa, and the community is still left wondering about the senseless killings.
The story began on May 9, when an Amber Alert was issued by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for 17-year-old Blake Romes, 14 year-old Blaine Romes, and 17 year-old Michael Fay. The alert was cancelled that afternoon, and wouldn’t have a happy ending. Fay was found in Columbus, and he would tell investigators where they could find the bodies of Blake and Blaine.
Fay faced several charges including two counts of aggravated murder in the case, and pleaded guilty to the murders in October. Courier reporter Ryan Dunn was in the courtroom that day and heard Fay explain why he committed the brutal crimes…
Audio: Ryan Dunn
Ultimately Fay was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.Read More →