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Driver of car in 2016 Kettering fatal shooting of Fairmont student enters plea

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Driver of car in deadly shooting of Kettering Fairmont student enters plea

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The driver of the defendant’s vehicle in the September 2016 fatal shooting of a Kettering Fairmont High School student has pleaded guilty in the case.

Miles Heizer, 20, entered a guilty plea to tampering in the homicide case of 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers, for which another Kettering teen faces trial on murder charges, court documents show.

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Heizer, according to court records, was the Sept. 4, 2016, driver of the vehicle carrying Kylen Gregory before witnesses said the now 18-year-old Gregory fired a gun at a car driven by Bowers.

Bowers died from a head wound two days later in what the coroner ruled was Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007. Gregory is being tried on murder and other charges as an adult.

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Heizer made the plea May 18, about three weeks after a bill of information was filed and Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Langer signed documents limiting public access to the Heizer case, court documents show.

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Heizer’s sentencing is pending, court records show. Gregory’s trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 5.

Gregory is being held on a $1 million bond in juvenile detention.

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