Judge rules some statements by teen double murder suspect can't be used

Michael Fay faces a judge during a previous court appearance.

According to the Findlay Courier, a Putnam County judge has ruled that certain statements made by a teen suspect accused of murdering two brothers are inadmissible.

The ruling means some statements made by Michael Fay, who was 17 at the time of the murders, to police can't be used against him at a trial scheduled to begin November 4th.

Authorities believe that Fay killed both 17-year-old Blake Romes and 14-year-old Blaine Romes on May 9th.

The Courier says that the decision by Common Pleas Judge Randall Basinger reads that Fay "waived his Miranda rights to remain silent and seek an attorney before a May 9 interview with police was conducted".

Basigner added, in his decision, that a second interrogation at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office was done May 10th.

The judge ruled that statements made by Fay on May 9th could be used as evidence, but those made during a May 10th interview could not.

At the time of the murders Fay was living in an Ottawa trailer, belonging to the mother of the Romes' brothers, along with his mother, the Romes' brothers mother, as well as Blaine and Blake.

Fay has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him including aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and grand theft auto.

The Courier says Judge Basinger also ruled that if a plea deal could be reached it must be submitted by October 15th.