Hearing held for juveniles in Logan County homicide case

UPDATE @ 6:19 p.m.

At a probable cause hearing, the judge ruled the charges will move forward against Jasmine Lewis and Tatiana Freeman, accused in the death of Jeff Brentlinger last year.

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A probable cause hearing is underway for the two teens that were taken into custody in connection to the shooting death of Jeff Brentlinger on Thanksgiving morning.

Jasmine Lewis and Tatiana Freeman were both 17-years-old at the time of their arrests following the fatal shooting at Brentlinger’s home in rural Zanesfield.

Prosecutors said Brentlinger had set up a video camera prior to Lewis and Freeman coming to his house in the moments before he was shot death.

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The video, which was shown in Logan County Juvenile Court Friday, showed Brentlinger hugging and kissing the girls and talking about taking “shots” with him.

During the video, Brentlinger is naked at one point and Freeman and Lewis in their underwear.

All three are dressed when a man breaks into the house and within seconds Brentlinger is sitting on a bed with a gun pointed at him, according to the video shown in court.

During a brief struggle, a gunshot is heard and the gunman can be heard saying, “give me your money.”

The judge is expected to rule whether there will be probable cause for charges against Freeman and Lewis to move forward.

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