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WAYNESVILLE, Ohio – A $1 million bond was set for two 19-year-olds accused of killing a Warren County resident in his Corwin Road home Jan. 28.
Timothy Mosley, 19, of Dayton, Ohio and Austin Myers, 19, appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.
Detectives testifying at that hearing revealed grizzly details involving the brutal killing of 18-year-old Justin Back.
Mosely and Myers told officers they wanted a “clean kill” of Back after their arrest. Meyers went so far as to say his intent was to kill Back, according to police testimony Tuesday.
"This is something that came out of nowhere and I think that the shock factor is still there for them, as it is really for an entire community of Waynesville," said Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshel. "These types of things aren't supposed to happen in Warren County."
Mosley and Myers originally cased Back’s home on Corwin Road, went to a local hardware store to buy a cable to strangle Back, and then returned.
Once confronted, Mosley and Myers stabbed Back multiple times in the kitchen of the house. He died from those wounds.
"He was the sweetest boy,” said Back's neighbor, Roberta Bailey. “(His family) doesn’t deserve this at all. If there's anything they need at all…we would sure come."
The 19-years-olds took a safe and rug from the house after attacking Back because the items had blood on them, police also testified.
Their case was bonded over a Warren County Grand Jury for review.
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