PRESS RELEASE, 12/2/2005

Boy indicted for brother's death after being found competent to stand trial

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted Andrew Warrington, 17, on one count of murder for the beating death of his older brother, Johnny, on May 24, 2005. Warrington appeared in Hamilton County Juvenile Court yesterday. Judge Thomas Lipps made a determination that the boy is competent to stand trial. Warrington was then bound over to Common Pleas Court.

On May 24 th, Warrington was observed in Hyde Park Square rinsing off blood in the fountain. He directed police to his home where they found the body of his older brother who had been beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Psychiatrists met with Warrington prior to yesterday’s hearing. Forensic psychiatrist John Kennedy believed Andrew Warrington is competent to stand trial.

A conviction of murder carries a penalty of 15 years to life.