Christopher Peters enters the Van Wert County Common Pleas courtroom for his arraignment on Nov. 30. (DHI Media/file photo)
Christopher Peters enters the Van Wert County Common Pleas courtroom for his arraignment on Nov. 30. (DHI Media/file photo)

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 Lima.

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.

Peters 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.