MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy accused of strangling a 98-year-old neighbor has pleaded not guilty to adult aggravated murder charges.
The Medina Gazette reports Gavon Ramsay also pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Medina County to murder, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and gross abuse of a corpse charges in the April slaying of Margaret Douglas. She was found inside a closet of her home in Wadsworth.
Ramsay was arrested after Douglas’ wallet was found inside his family’s home.
The Medina County Public Defender Office has previously declined to comment about the case, citing a judge’s gag order. A message was left with the office Tuesday.
Ramsay’s trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 6.