COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged in the stabbing death of a central Ohio jogger is expected to plead guilty in a deal with prosecutors.
Investigators say the boy lived in a group foster home when he repeatedly stabbed 55-year-old Jane Juergens in a suburban Columbus park in October, then tossed his knife into a wooded area.
The teen is charged with one count of murder and one count of tampering with evidence. He was scheduled to plead guilty Thursday before Franklin County Judge Timothy Horton.
County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says if convicted, the teen faces life in prison with parole eligibility after 18 years.
The teen's attorney declined to comment on Wednesday.