Ohio Dad Accused of Killing 3 Young Sons While Daughter Fled Home Will Go on Trial Next Year

Chad Doerman, 32, is scheduled to face a jury next July

<p>Rachel Brown/Facebook</p> Clayton, Hunter, 4, and Chase Doerman

Rachel Brown/Facebook

Clayton, Hunter, 4, and Chase Doerman

A trial date has been set for the Ohio father accused of killing his three young sons after planning the attack for several months, according to multiple reports.

Chad Doerman, 32, will face a jury in Clermont County from July 8 to Aug. 2, 2024, WCPO, WXIX and WLWT report.

Doerman allegedly lined up his three young sons — later identified as Clayton, 7, Hunter, 4, and Chase, 3 — and shot them execution-style on July 15 of this year, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Three minutes later, a driver in the area called police to report a young girl running down a road screaming that “her father was killing everyone,” the sheriff’s office said.

<p>Chad Doerman/Facebook</p> The Doerman brothers

Chad Doerman/Facebook

The Doerman brothers

According to WXIX, citing the sheriff's office, deputies arrived at a home in the 1900 block of Laurel Lindale Rd. in Monroe Township and found Doerman sitting on the steps with a rifle beside him.

Shortly after, police found the three children laying in the yard unresponsive. The sheriff’s office said they attempted CPR, but the children died at the scene.

The children’s mother was allegedly shot in the hand while trying to protect her sons from the gunfire, prosecutors said at Doerman’s arraignment.

<p>Clermont County Sheriff's Office</p> Chad Doerman

Clermont County Sheriff's Office

Chad Doerman

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She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. There, deputies informed her that her sons had been killed. Doerman was then apprehended by police and brought to the sheriff’s office for interrogation.

Related: 3 Young Boys Shot and Killed by Dad Had Strong Bond: ‘Always Encouraging Each Other’

In July, Doerman was indicted on nine counts of aggravated murder, eight counts of kidnapping and four counts of assault, according to the Associated Press, WXIX and WCPO. He pleaded not guilty.

Doerman allegedly planned the attack for several months, according to court documents obtained by WXIX.

The 7-year-old victim’s baseball coach previously told PEOPLE the three boys "were a little pack" who went everywhere together.

“They were always together,” Dwayne Kuhn said. “And at the ball fields, if we were playing a game, then everybody was there watching. The other two boys, his sister, mom, everybody was there watching him.”

"It's heartbreaking," Kuhn added. "These little guys were such a joy to be around and so much fun, all three of them. They were just amazing children.”

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