Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Putnam County Murder Case

6/14/18 – 5:07 A.M.

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a Putnam County murder case. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the court has agreed to hear an appeal from the county prosecutor in the case of Travis Soto. In 2006, Soto pleaded guilty to a child endangerment charge stemming from the death of his 2-year-old son Julio. In 2016, he allegedly admitted he had beaten the boy to death.

Authorities charged Soto with murder, but Soto’s lawyer argued that amounted to double jeopardy. The 3rd District Court of Appeals agreed and sent the case back to the county. Prosecutor Gary Lammers now has 30 days to prepare his case.

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