(PRESS RELEASE) – On January 31, 2024, a Fulton County Common Pleas Court jury found Baylor Barnum, age 22, of Louisville, KY, guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the second degree; Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a felony of the third degree; and Vehicular Assault, a felony of the fourth degree.
A Fulton County Grand Jury had previously indicted Mr. Baylor Barnum for the October 13, 2022, offenses when he recklessly caused the death of another and recklessly caused serious physical harm to another, while operating or participating in the operation of a motor vehicle.
The jury of three men and nine women deliberated approximately 2.5 hours before returning their guilty verdicts.
The case was prosecuted by Fulton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul H. Kennedy, and Mr. Baylor Barnum was represented by Toledo attorneys, Jerome Phillips, and Kati Tharp.
Mr. Baylor Barnum’s bond was immediately revoked, and he was taken into custody by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office to await a pre-sentence investigation and report ordered by the Court. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Mr. Baylor Barnum could face five years in prison for Count 2 and 18 months in prison for Count 3.
This charge was the result of an investigation conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.