REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old central Ohio boy suspected of killing a teenage friend says his son told him he accidentally wounded the girl while throwing a knife at a tree while they were high on drugs.
The father tells The Columbus Dispatch the boy didn't know what to do and left the girl behind on Saturday. The body of 18-year-old Danielle Michaels was found Monday near a school campus in Reynoldsburg.
Columbus television stations report court records indicate Michaels was cut on her neck and arm and had a puncture wound on her neck. The records say the suspect acknowledged intentionally throwing a knife at the victim.
Police say the teen arrested Tuesday confessed to a role in the death. He is in custody at a juvenile detention facility.