Former Detective to Be Tried in March

(Fremont, OH) A former Sandusky County detective is now facing a late March trial.

Former sheriff’s detective Sean O’Connell is free on his own recognizance after a first court appearance this week on eight criminal counts, most of them related to a high-profile homicide investigation of a single mom. 

A grand jury indicted O’Connell on four felonies and four misdemeanors, including tampering with evidence. Seven of the the charges are directly related to the botched investigation into the murder of 28-year old Heather Bogle, found in the trunk of her car in 2015.

The 53-year old detective was leading that investigation and eventually taken off the case by the sheriff. A murder suspect has since been arrested and faces the death-penalty if convicted in t a May trial.

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