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Published: Friday, 6/7/2013

Toledo teen charged with murder will be tried as an adult; bond set at $300,000


A Toledo-area teen charged with murder was today certified to stand trial as an adult.

Levi Jackson, 17, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of murder. Two of the charges – murder and one aggravated robbery – were mandatory certifications.

The teen appeared for the hearing in Lucas County Juvenile Court; Judge Connie Zemmelman set his bond at $300,000.

The Jackson youth is accused of robbing 17-year-old David Wood at gunpoint of marijuana on April 28.

The Wood youth was planning to sell the drugs to a friend from school, but was instead robbed, he said today in court.

On April 29, the Jackson youth was allegedly with Antonio Taylor, Jr., 19, of Holland, and Cody Ramsay, when Nathaniel Phillips, 20, of Toledo, was shot dead at a Toledo apartment.

Also injured in the shooting was Michael Kohlhofer, Jr., 20, of Holland, who testified today.

Mr. Taylor has been indicted on two counts of felonious assault and one count each of aggravated robbery, murder, and aggravated burglary.

He is to appear in Lucas County Common Pleas Court again on June 21.

Also charged in the April 28 robbery is Mary Guthrie, 17.

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