Attorneys of Teen Accused in Hocking Hills Death Want Statements Suppressed

Two teenagers have been charged with the death of Chillicothe photographer Victoria Schafer, and now attorneys for one of accused want to suppress the statements he made shortly after the September incident. Attorneys for Jordan Buckley, 16, said in court recently that Buckley's comments violated his Fifth Amendment rights because Buckley did not know he was a suspect in the case at the time.

Buckley and Jaden Churchheus have been charged with murder. They're accused of pushing a log off a cliff above Schafer while she was taking student portraits at Hocking Hills State Park in the September of 2019.

According to Attorney Bob Toy, statements Buckley made to the Hocking County Sheriff's Department are being used against him. Toy asserted that Buckley thought he was a witness -- not a suspect -- at the time.

Both teens claim they are innocent and are accusing the other of the crime.

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