Retrial Date Scheduled For Putnam County Man Convicted In 2005 Murder

6/28/17 – 5:26 A.M.

A Putnam County man serving a life sentence for killing his 13-month-old son in 2005 is getting a new trial. The Lima News reports Michael Luebrecht learned he’ll potentially face a jury again on September 11.

A judge allowed Luebrecht to withdraw his 2006 guilty plea last November. The newspaper reports new evidence shows side effects of the medication Luebrecht was taking for mental health issues could have been a factor in the murder.

Judge Randall Basinger denied Luebrecht’s request to lower his bond while waiting for the case to go back to trial.

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