Jury trials scheduled for Findlay men charged with murder

Trial dates have been set for the two men charged with murder after the death of Joe Gutierrez III.

Ralph G. Harris III, 20, and Montre O. Robinson, 21, both of Findlay, returned on Thursday to Hancock County Common Pleas Court for hearings on their cases.

Harris is scheduled for a final pretrial on Jan. 27 and jury trial on Feb. 18. Robinson has an assigned March 16 hearing on any motions and a May 12 jury trial.

Harris and Robinson are charged with shooting Gutierrez, 34, of Findlay, on Nov. 8 at the intersection of East Foulke and Crystal avenues.

Prosecutors further filed charges of concealing a 1992 Oldsmobile they had allegedly been driving.

Harris and Robinson were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop less than 20 hours after the shooting with about $3,000 and clothes in their vehicle, according to police.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to all charges and remain in jail on $1 million bonds.


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