Stanley Gardner Plea

Stanley Gardner, 71, pleads not guilty of a charge alleging the murder of his son on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

ASHLAND — On Friday, a grand jury indicted Stanley Gardner, 71, on a charge of aggravated murder for the death of his son, Jason Gardner, who was found shot to death in Stanley's home in early September.

In Ohio, an aggravated murder charge is for cases where the perpetrator allegedly planned the murder by "prior calculation and design," according to the Ohio Revised Code.