David St. Onge Jr., accused of helping his father dump his grandfather's body in a remote part of Northeast Pennsylvania, was kept in jail Friday while the charges against him moved from District Court to Montgomery County Court.
The 20-year-old went before District Judge Francis J. Bernhardt 3d and, through his court-appointed attorney, William McElroy, waived his preliminary hearing.
During the proceeding, McElroy asked Bernhardt to drop the $50,000 bail set for St. Onge and allow his release from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Assistant District Attorney Lauren McNulty objected, saying it wasn't clear where St. Onge would go. Bernhardt kept the bail.