Reynoldsburg News

Teen to be tried as adult on murder charges


Blacklick resident Adrian McGee, 17, will be tried as an adult on charges of aggravated murder and murder in the death of an 18-year-old Reynoldsburg resident.

A Licking County Juvenile Court judge found probable cause for all charges against McGee at a hearing Friday, Dec. 13.

He is being held in the Multi-county Juvenile Detention Center in Lancaster.

McGee is charged in the death of Danielle Michaels, whose body was found behind the Summit Road campus of Reynoldsburg High School on Nov. 18.

Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt said he expects a grand jury to indict McGee on the murder charges within 10 days.

Oswalt said the next step in the process concerns an amenability hearing on the remaining juvenile charges of rape, kidnapping and tampering with evidence against McGee. That hearing will be scheduled within 30 to 40 days and will determine if McGee can be rehabilitated within the juvenile court system if he is convicted.

For more on this story, see the Dec. 19 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg News.