An Ohio Supreme Court decision has cleared the way for the trial of a man accused of a 2018 shooting death that killed an 18-year-old Chaney High School graduate.

The justices have declined to hear the appeal of 24-year-old Myckle Hughes, of Campbell who faces charges of murder, aggravated murder, and aggravated robbery.

Hughes is charged with the August 21, 201, shooting death of Sean Bell, 18, on Oak Street Extension.

Police initially responded to the scene of a car accident but found Bell's body with gunshot wounds in the car when they arrived.

Detectives say Hughes was in the car with the victim, and after the shooting, allegedly grabbed a bag of marijuana and two cell phones and fled. 

In September of last year, a mistrial was declared in the Hughes case after some jurors heard the victim’s mother crying and yelling “if my child was white and from Poland.”

An appeals court denied Hughes’ claim that a second trial would place him in double jeopardy.

A pre-trial in the case is scheduled for December 30.