3 teens appear in juvenile court for Ronnie Bowers shooting

Ronnie Bowers/Routsong Funeral Home

(WDTN) — Three teens suspected in the shooting death of a 16-year-old appeared in court on Tuesday.

According to an attorney representing one of the juveniles, the state prosecutors in the courtroom were from the adult court system.

This was the second court appearance for the three teens.

All three face felonious assault charges, in connection to the death of 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers.

The Kettering teen was fatally shot in his car over Labor Day weekend, shortly after going to Alterfest with friends.

Officials have yet to say which suspect is the one accused of pulling the trigger.

On Tuesday, state prosecutors said they have more than 100 pages of discovery evidence.

A date has been set for when the state will hand those papers over to the defense attorneys.

A lawyer representing one of the teens says the switch in prosecutors today, may mean a bigger change is coming.

Jay Carter – defense attorney

“Number one, the seriousness of the case.” defense attorney Jay Carter said. “Anytime someone is killed or passes away is very serious.”

“But, these are adult prosecutors,” Carter said. “I deal with them, so when they’re on the case it appears as though there’s a great consideration for a transfer.”

According to the defense attorney, if all three are transferred to adult court, he says there’s a good chance that all three could be charged with murder.

The next court date for the teens has been set for October 26th. All three will remain in custody until that hearing.

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