A waiver hearing for Paul H. Gingerich, 15, Cromwell, set to begin this morning has been continued, but no new date has been set according to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office. The waiver hearing was scheduled to begin at 9:30 this morning and continue into Wednesday.
Indiana Court of Appeals remanded the case of Gingerich’s conviction for conspiracy to commit murder back to Kosciusko County Juvenile Court. The Indiana Supreme Court denied a petition to hear the case.
Gingerich is serving a 30-year sentence after he pleaded guilty in 2010 to an adult charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Gingerich, along with Colt Lundy, who was 15 at the time, admitted to shooting Lundy’s stepfather, Philip Danner, multiple times in April 2010. A third boy, who was then 12, was charged with aiding and abetting but was tried as a juvenile. Gingerich was also just 12 years old at the time of the murder.
Gingerich is serving his sentence at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, where he will remain until the process is complete.
This is the second time the waiver hearing has been vacated with no new date set.
A request to continue the date was requested on Aug. 2 by Gingerich’s attorney Monica Foster. Special judge James Heuer, from Whitley County Juvenile Court, granted the continuance on Monday.