Prosecutor Wants To Keep Bebb In Columbus Facility

By
Fred Kight

Dateline
Updated Tue, Apr 10, 2012 2:21 pm

A five-year-old Athens murder case is still playing out in a local courtroom.

Jonathan Bebb was found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing his father, Phillip Bebb, in 2007.
 
Jonathan Bebb was committed and is currently a patient at a mental health hospital in Columbus.
 
Athens County Assistant Prosecutor Rob Driscoll wants to keep him there because it's a maximum security facility.
 
Driscoll is opposed to efforts to move Bebb to a less security civil hospital in the Cincinnati area
 
A hearing on the proposed move is tentatively scheduled for April 26 in front of Judge Mike Ward.
 
A year ago, Ward denied a request to move Bebb to the Appalachian Behavioral Center in Athens.
 
Bebb's attorney argued unsuccessfully that he would get better care there.
 
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