The retrial of Frank Bowen, 26, in the 2014 murder of Joseph Graley III of Bethel Township has been rescheduled to begin Jan. 12.

The trial was scheduled to begin Nov. 16 but was continued that morning due to a medical situation faced by Miami County Judge Christopher Gee.
Gee filed the new hearing date in Common Pleas Court on Nov. 20.

Bowen is charged with murder in the death of Graley, 31, whose body was found Oct. 23, 2014, beneath a brush pile behind his home. Investigators said Graley died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

A jury that heard evidence on charges against Bowen this summer was unable to reach verdicts on murder, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse charges.

Bowen was found guilty of felony safecracking involving a safe in the bedroom of Graley’s home, where Bowen lived briefly with Graley before he disappeared in early October