HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury will hear the case of a Richmond, Ky., couple charged in connection with the discovery of a child’s body in southwest Ohio.
Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David McKenna on Thursday found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury after a hearing. Grand jurors will decide what, if any, charges the couple should face.
Twenty-six-year-old Whitney Johnson and 25-year-old Nathan Ritze (rihtz) are being held on $100,000 bonds on felony counts of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
The body of Johnson’s 1-year-old son, Garin Niehaus’ (NEE’-hows), was discovered May 31 in a wooded area near Hillsboro.
Police say Johnson told them the child had pneumonia. The Times-Gazette of Hillsboro reports that an officer testified Ritze said he tried to resuscitate the child.
Information from: Times-Gazette, http://www.timesgazette.com