Bond for teen murder suspect set at $5 million

A Putnam County teen charged with the fatal shooting of two Putnam County brothers will be tried as an adult. 17-year-old Michael Fay is facing two charges of aggravated murder. Prosecutors say that on May 9, Fay fatally shot 14-year-old Blaine Romes and 17-year-old Blake Romes. Judge Michael Borer also announced that Fay is competent to stand trial.

Judge Borer asked Fay and his mother if they understood the ramifications of the defense agreeing with the motion to have the case moved from juvenile court to Common Pleas. Both answered "Yes". Assistant Prosecuting Attorney asked for the bond to be set at $5 million. The defense did not object. After the hearing Fay was taken back to the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center where he will be housed for the duration of the case.