WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of fatally shooting the mother of his infant son and abducting her stepmother and the child has pleaded not guilty in the potential death penalty case.
Twenty-seven-year-old James Ramey, of Toledo, pleaded not guilty Thursday on 22 counts, including aggravated murder and kidnapping. He’s jailed on bond of $1 million.
One of his appointed attorneys, Dave Klucas, wouldn’t comment on Ramey’s state of mind but said that Ramey understood Thursday’s court proceedings.
Authorities allege Ramey shot 23-year-old Amanda Magas in the chest last month after breaking into her home in Delta, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Toledo. They say he then drove the 10-month-old boy and Magas’ stepmother to northern Indiana.
Police arrested him there, near Rochester. The child and the stepmother weren’t hurt.