2 Circleville Teens Deny Charges Related To Riot After Which Mother Died
Two teenagers charged in connection to a riot after which a young mother died appeared in juvenile court on Thursday.
Brandon Bolin and Keely Martin, both 17, denied the charges. Entering a denial of charges in juvenile court is similar to a not guilty plea for adults.
Bolin and Martin were among six people facing charges after a brawl that killed Brittany Jeffers on March 27.
The four adults appeared in court on Wednesday.
10TV reported on Wednesday that the dispute started between 18-year-old Angel Haines and Martin.
Adults Nicole Leasure, Cameron Eby, and Daniel Harris are also charged in connection to the riot.
Chief Wayne Gray said Matin and Haines had been arguing for more than a year over a boy, and the fight escalated following a break-in attempt at a home.
Jeffers was found unconscious on the ground, and she was pronounced dead 12 hours later after being taken to a Columbus hospital.
Police said they are waiting for an autopsy report to get back in four weeks before moving forward with any possible additional charges.
Two other juveniles were summoned to appear by authorities last month.
The next hearing date for the juvenile was not set.
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