Man charged in Put-in-Bay murder to appear in court

Zach Brody
Zach Brody

OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) - A man charged with killing another man at a Lake Erie hot spot will learn his fate.

Zach Brody, 27, of Bowling Green, faces 16 years in jail for the death of Phil Masterson.

Brody admitted to beating Masterson to death last September in Put-in-Bay. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Brody is expected to appear in an Ottawa County courtroom Wednesday afternoon.

Masterson's body was found in a wooded area on the resort near the Island Club on South Bass Island.

According to police, Masterson traveled to Put-in-Bay with a group. While there, Masterson and Brody became involved in an altercation.

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