AKRON, Ohio -- Confessed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was indicted in Ohio Tuesday on two counts of aggravated murder and one count of kidnapping in a 1978 slaying and dismemberment at his boyhood home.
A Summit County grand jury charged Dahmer with the death of Steven Hicks, 18, of Coventry.
Because Ohio did not have a constitutional death penalty at the time, if convicted, Dahmer faces life in prison on the aggravated murder charges. He also could be sentenced to between seven and 25 years for the kidnapping charge.
The two aggravated murder charges cover the same death but carry different specifications.
Court officials say Dahmer will remain in Wisconsin until his case is completed there. He will then be sent to Ohio for arraignment.
Linda Wurzbacher, public relations director for the prosecutor's office, said Ohio's law calling for a trial to begin within 90 days will not take affect until Dahmer is brought to Ohio.
Dahmer said Hicks was the first of 17 men and boys he killed and dismembered. Dahmer already has been charged in 15 of the slayings in Milwaukee.
Prosecutor Lynn Slaby wanted Dahmer to face the Wisconsin charges before being extradited to Ohio.
The Summit County coroner said remains found found scattered in a woods at Dahmer's boyhood home in Bath Township those of from Hicks.
Dahmer was arrested July 22 when Tracy Edwards, 32, fled from Dahmer's Milwaukee apartment in handcuffs.
Wurzbacher said authorities would have sought the death penalty had it been consitutional at the time of Hick's slaying.