PAINESVILLE, Ohio — The man accused of shooting and killing two people in Lake County earlier this month was in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing in Painesville Municipal Court.
27-year-old Blake Sargi sat silently listening as the court played 911 audio connected to the crime before a deputy testified.
The case will now move forward in Lake County Common Pleas Court.
Sargi is accused of shooting 38-year-old Heavenly Goddess Murphy-Jackson and 39-year-old William Larondez Jackson Jr. to death as they sat in their SUV in Concord Township.
Sargi allegedly fled to his father and stepmother's home on Oakridge Drive, with his stepmother calling 911 and telling police, "My stepson shot two people."
The stepmother spoke with officers outside the home, and Sargi surrendered about an hour later. He has since pleaded not guilty to both killings.
Last week, Sargi’s family paid 10 percent of his $10 million bond.