Osgood teen accused of killing toddlers finally goes to court
An Osgood teenager is set for a murder trial next week in Ripley County Circuit Court after Judge Ryan King would not approve any more continuances. In June the Judge told defense attorney Mark Jones that he made his decisions based on the law and the case was going forward. This court date finally comes after four years of waiting – it dates back to May 1, 2017, when Nickalas James Kedrowitz, 17, was accused of killing two toddler siblings who lived in the home with him in Osgood. This was waved into adult court and Kedrowitz has been incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center in Lawrenceburg.
Jury selection is set to begin next Wednesday, August 11 with the trial to begin on Monday, August 16.
Of concern to the defense attorney was whether or not Kedrowitz was competent to stand trial. That was determined earlier and even at the June hearing where the Judge said plenty of people were on medication (for mental illnesses, etc.)
Prosecutor Ric Hertel said at the June hearing that the State was ready to go forward. He noted that after four years it’s time for a jury to weigh in.
Editor’s Note: It is important to remember that every person who is charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.