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Detective Jodi Conkel testifies in Groves murder trial

Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective Jodi Conkel describes her interaction with defendant Daniel Groves as to the location of Dylan Groves body. After lying to Detective Conkel previously about the location , Groves later guided law enforcement to the 30 foot deep well where he had disposed of Dylan’s lifeless body.

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Groves trial

Daniel Groves weeps during Dr. Susan Brown’s testimony of performing the autopsy on his infant son, Dylan Groves.

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Devastating day of physical evidence presented

Devastating day of physical evidence presented Details of body discovery and autopsy results provide drama on day four     By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer   The drama that began on Wednesday’s testimony carried over into day four of the murder trial of Daniel and Jessica Groves, as emotional testimony fiiled the courtroom from almost…

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TWO ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES

  Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Interim Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer announce that two men have been arrested for a weapon offense in Portsmouth. On January 6, 2020 at approximately 2:50p.m., officers with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force along with members of Portsmouth P.D. Swat and a Portsmouth P.D. Canine assisted…

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Emotional testimony marks fourth day of Groves trial

  Physical evidence expected to be produced Thursday   By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer           It was a mix of detail oriented, emotional and tense testimony during the third day of the Groves murder trial taking place in the Scioto County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Mark Kuhn.    The testimony presented also…

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Foster Mother testifies in Groves Murder Trial

Andrea Bowling, foster mother to Dylan Groves gave an emotional and riveting testimony on her time with the infant. Bowling also testified to the court that she recommended to Scioto County Children’s Services that Dylan not be reunified with his parents only eleven days after the loss of custody by Daniel and Jessica Groves.  

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Jessica Groves will plead guilty to murder

  Jessica Groves will plead guilty to murder Bombshell revelation opens second day of trial    By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer     The details of the case are familiar to almost everyone in this region, but what happened on the second day of the Groves murder trial certainly took most by surprise.  …

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Day 1; Jury seated in Groves’ murder trial

  Two defendants, Jessica Groves and her husband, Daniel Groves both stand charged with aggravated murder in the death of their son, 2-month old Dylan Groves. The pair also face numerous other counts, including charges stemming from January, 2019 through June 11th, 2019. Those charges include murder, kidnapping, child endangerment, tampering with evidence, interference with…

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