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Portage County man found fit for trial for allegedly fatally shooting 17-year-old girlfriend in head

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 9:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 6:13 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An 18-year-old man appeared in court on Friday morning for a competency hearing for allegedly murdering his 17-year-old girlfriend.

Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Becky Doherty said a doctor found that Zachary Blosser is competent to stand trial.

Blosser was initially indicted on numerous crimes, including murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence.

Investigators alleged that Blosser killed his girlfriend Kaylee Freitag, who was 17 at the time, on March 12 in Nelson Township by putting a gun in her mouth and pulling the trigger.

The Portage County teenager was shot and killed on March 12, 2021.
The Portage County teenager was shot and killed on March 12, 2021.((Source: Obit))

Blosser’s next court appearance is scheduled on Aug. 27 for a pretrial hearing.

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