Theall waives right to felony exam in Blossvale shooting; case to go to grand jury

FLOYD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Adam Theall - the man who State Police said shot and killed his three-month old son, Eithen in front of them on June 22 - was not in court Thursday as originally planned.

Instead, the 21 year-old waived his felony exam, which means the case now gets sent to an Oneida County Grand Jury for indictment. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, who is prosecuting the case, says he will send the case to a grand jury over the next few weeks.

Theall's attorney Pat Marthage, a public defender, says Theall waived his hearing Thursday with a written letter to the court. Marthage says he is exploring every and all defense options with his client including a psychiatric defense.

Theall has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting his three month-old son last month.

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