Knife taken from teen before OH jogger's slaying

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A children's services agency report says group-home workers had taken a knife away from a 16-year-old foster child less than two weeks before the teen was charged with fatally stabbing a jogger in an Ohio park.

The report — obtained by The Columbus Dispatch ( ) — also says the boy had been suspended from a high school in the Columbus suburb of Westerville for accessing pornography and having a knife in his possession.

Another report said in February the teen tried to exchange his Xbox gaming system for a gun.

Franklin County Children Services said it is reviewing all of its group home placements after the teen was charged with the fatal stabbing of a 55-year-old woman in Ridgewood Park on Oct. 20.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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