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Bond set at $3M for fourth man charged in Waterville Twp. murder

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Phillip Allen, Jr., sits in Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart's courtroom, today.

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Bond was set at $3 million today for the fourth man charged in a fatal May 18 home invasion in Waterville Township.

Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart ordered Phillip Allen, Jr., 22, of 321 O’Connell St., to be held in the Lucas County jail after Allen pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary, each with a firearms specification.

He is charged in relation to the death of James Safadi, 34, who was shot at his South River Road home by intruders who robbed him of cash, jewelry, and guns.

Judge Duhart set a trial date of April 28 for Allen and co-defendant Adam Anderson, 20, of 2436 Fulton St., who had a pretrial hearing in his courtroom today.

Co-defendant James Allen, 19, of 1732 E. Westland Gardens Rd., also is scheduled to go to trial April 28, while Ronald Rooker, 32, of 8930 S. River Rd., Waterville Township, is set to go to trial March 24.

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