Hearing set to choose trial date for Bradley Young

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Judge hears testimony in Bradley Young motion

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The man charged with murder in the beating death of a Madison Twp. toddler is scheduled to be back in court next week, when a trial date is expected to be set.

Bradley Young, who is also charged with felony child endangering and involuntary manslaughter for allegedly killing 2-year-old Kinsley Kinner, was scheduled to stand trial in April, but that date was vacated when his attorneys filed a motion to have the charges dismissed.

Defense attorneys Frank Schiavone III and Frank Schiavone IV argued Butler County Sheriff’s detectives listened to four recorded calls from Bradley Young to Schiavone III just days after his arrest and gleaned information about a witness who then refused to talk with defense attorneys.

On Tuesday, after a day-long hearing, Butler County Common Pleas Judge Craig Hedric declined to dismiss the charges, finding the defense's argument without merit.

Young’s new trial date will now be set by the common pleas judge assigned to the case, Judge Keith Spaeth. A pre-trial hearing is set for 2 p.m. Thursday.

Young's girlfriend, Rebekah Kinner, Kinsley's mother, is serving an 11-year sentence for her part in the death.

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