Criminal trial date for Glenn Jefferson finally decided

Suzi Starheim

A criminal jury trial is set for the third man involved in Kent State student Christopher M. Kernich’s death.

Glenn P. Jefferson, 22, of Mentor, was charged with obstructing justice, a third degree felony for lying about his involvement in the Nov. 15 beating.

His criminal jury trial will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Portage County Common Pleas Court in front of Judge Laurie Pittman.

The other two men, Adrian Barker and Ronald Kelly, were each sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of Kernich.

Kernich, 23, died at Akron City Hospital six days after being beaten on East Main Street in Kent.

Contact reporter Suzi Starheim at [email protected].

View previous articles about the Jefferson trial:

Jefferson pre-trial held.