VAN WERT — The first pre-trial conference in the Christopher Peters aggravated
murder case was held Monday.
The State of Ohio was represented by Van
Wert County Prosecutor Charles F Kennedy III. The defendant was
represented by attorneys William Kluge and Robert Grzybowski, both of
Some additional discovery was provided to the defense attorneys by
the State and further pretrials were scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 9; 11
a.m. Feb. 6 and 10 a.m. March 6.
Peters was arraigned for
aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and endangering children on Nov. 30 in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. He entered not-guilty pleas to Judge Martin Burchfield
Bill Kluge is Peters’ appointed attorney along with Robert Gryzwalski.
Peters is charged in the death of a 15-month-old child in Delphos.
Peters also waived his right to a speedy trial.
At the arraignment, Burchfield changed Peters’ bond to $2 million cash or commercial surety along with a $5,000 personal surety bond.
faces a maximum penalty of death and a maximum fine of $25,000 on the
aggravated murder charge; 15 years to life and a $15,000 fine on the
murder charge; and eight years and a maximum fine of $15,000 on both the
felonious assault and endangering children charges.