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UPDATE: Teen Pleads Guilty to Trying to Kill Parents
HAMILTON (AP) -- A 17-year-old honor student has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to kill his parents by tying their bedroom doors shut and setting the house on fire.
Mitchell Simon pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder and arson charges in the October fire in Liberty Township, in Butler County. His trial had been scheduled to start Monday.
Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Craig Hedric has tentatively set sentencing for Wednesday, after hearing testimony in a planned mitigation hearing.
Simon's attorney has maintained that the teen's real intention was to prevent his parents from stopping him from harming himself and that his action was a cry for help.
His parents escaped with minor injuries.
Trial Opens for Son in Liberty Township Arson Fire
HAMILTON (AP) -- A trial is set to begin for a 17-year-old southwest Ohio teen accused of tying his parents' bedroom doors shut while they were inside and setting the house on fire.
The high school honor student, who was 16 at the time, is charged with attempted murder and arson in the October fire in Liberty Township, a suburb north of Cincinnati. The trial is set to open Monday.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the teen is being prosecuted as an adult on charges of attempted aggravated murder and aggravated arson. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
The teen's attorney has maintained that his client's real intention was to prevent the parents from stopping him from harming himself.
His parents escaped with minor injuries.
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