CINCINNATI (AP) — The attorney for an Ohio man charged with aggravated murder in the beating death of a 16-year-old boy says he expects his client to plead guilty to some of the charges.
Lebanon attorney Martin Hubbell says he anticipates a plea agreement in the case Thursday but declined to discuss further details until it's finalized.
Michael Geldrich had pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the case following his indictment in January and was set for trial in July.
Authorities say the 36-year-old Geldrich and another man fatally beat 16-year-old Dione Payne of Dayton in an attempt to steal drugs and money from him at Geldrich's home, about 15 miles southeast of Dayton.
Police say Payne was left at a Middletown hospital Dec. 1 and later died.