Belmont County Double Murder Suspect Waives Preliminary Hearing


The Glencoe, Ohio teen accused double murder waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Belmont County.

18-year-old Okie Eugene Barton III is accused of murdering his father and his stepmother earlier this month at their home in Belmont County. His case will now be bound over to the Grand Jury of the Common Pleas Court.

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Barton III was arrested just hours after the bodies of Okie Barton Jr. and Lou Ann Barton were found in their Glencoe home, two weeks ago.

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He remains under a $2 million bond.

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