Western Ohio | 14-year-old boy charged in slaying of father's girlfriend

Associated Press


A 14-year-old Ohio boy accused of killing his father’s girlfriend has been charged as a juvenile on aggravated murder and murder counts.

Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi filed the charges Friday in juvenile court in Urbana, about 50 miles west of Columbus.

Talebi told the judge the boy waited Thursday night for 40-year-old Heidi Taylor at the rural Mad River Township home he shared with her and his father, lured her in and killed her.

Talebi didn’t say how Taylor died or comment on a possible motive. He did say the boy used weapons, “including a knife and a gun.”

Defense attorney Darrell Heckman says he requested a competency hearing, but had no further comment.

The judge ordered a psychological evaluation for the boy, who remains in detention.

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