Plea hearing scheduled in Tony Day case

Staff report

A plea hearing has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Aug. 14 in Tenth Judicial District Court in the case of double-murder suspect Tony Day.

On July 25, Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell ruled that if convicted of murder, Day will be sentenced as a juvenile.

Day is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the November 2012 deaths of Sue Day, 67, his adoptive mother, and Sherry Folts, 48, Sue Day’s daughter.

Day was 14 years old at the time of the slayings. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that Day killed Folts, then Sue Day in a way that looked carefully planned.

Mitchell’s decision followed two and a half days of testimony in a hearing to determine whether Day would respond well to behavioral health treatment.