from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (C.P.C. No.
O'Brien, Prosecuting Attorney, and Laura R. Swisher, for
R. Venters, Public Defender, and George M. Schumann, for
1} Defendant-appellant, Diondre Jefferson, appeals
from a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
finding him guilty of murder with a three-year firearm
specification. Based on the Supreme Court of Ohio's
decision in State v. Aalim, _Ohio St.3d,
2017-Ohio-2956 (Slip Opinion) ("Aalim II
"), we affirm.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} On January 15, 2015, appellant was charged in the
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic
Relations, Juvenile Branch case No. 15JU-485, with murder,
aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence.
On January 16, 2015, the state filed a motion to relinquish
jurisdiction pursuant to R.C. 2152.12(A). The motion alleged
that appellant was subject to mandatory transfer to the
general division since he was 16 years old at the time of the
offense, and that there was probable cause to find that he
had committed a category one offense (murder) and a category
two offense (aggravated robbery) while using a firearm.
3} At the probable cause hearing, counsel for
appellant objected to the constitutionality of the mandatory
transfer provision of R.C. 2152.12(A) on the basis that it
violated appellant's right to due process. The juvenile
court found probable cause and granted the state's ...