UPDATE @ 2:57 p.m. :
Ely Serna waived the reading of the indictment for the 13 charges against him during his initial appearance in Champaign County Common Pleas Court.
A not guilty plea was entered on Serna’s behalf by the court.
Serna’s bond was set at $1 million.
The judge also ruled that Serna no longer needs ankle restraints when in the courtroom.
Approximately 60 witnesses could be used for a jury trial that is scheduled for Aug. 21.
UPDATE @ 2:33 p.m.:
Ely Serna is expected to appear for his arraignment in Champaign County Common Pleas Court this afternoon.
The suspect in the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting has been indicted on 13 counts, including two counts of attempted murder.
Ely Serna, 17, is being tried as an adult in Champaign County Common Pleas Court after a juvenile judge found he was competent to stand trial. He is due in court on June 15 at 2:30 p.m. for an arraignment hearing.
Serna is alleged to have brought a shotgun into school Jan. 20 and shooting 17-year-old Logan Cole twice. He also is accused of striking another student with a pellet from the gun.
Serna faces two counts of attempted murder, three counts of felonious assault, six counts of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation or a school safety zone, a count of inducing panic and an count of illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance in a school safety zone.
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