Prosecutor Opposing Appeal By Champaign County School Shooter

Dec 27, 2019

Ely Serna in court

The Champaign County prosecutor's office is opposing a convicted school shooter's request for the Ohio Supreme Court to hear his appeal. 

Ely Serna was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for the 2017 shooting that critically wounded another teen in West Liberty High School. Serna was 17 at the time. His attorneys argue in part his age should have been taken into account at sentencing. The prosecutor's office says in court documents an appeals court already rejected those arguments and the Ohio Supreme Court doesn't need to get involved.