Here’s a look at the next steps in Manley’s case:
Monday: Manley is expected back in Pike County Court at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing. The Pike County Court is a municipal-level court. The result of the hearing could bind him over to Pike County Common Pleas Court, which would handle the felony case.
Thursday: If Manley's case is bound over, it may be heard by a grand jury on Thursday — one already scheduled to hear other existing cases. The county prosecutor's office said the grand jury meets once per month, so if the case cannot be heard, it may have to pend for a month, or a special grand jury could be called.
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Beyond: Manley's father, Leonard Manley, said if investigators come back to the family property, they will need a warrant. The father made clear his displeasure with the status of the case during an impromptu press availability this week, saying, "I give them DNA, I give them my phone so they could go through it. I mean, I've answered their stupid questions."
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