WAYNESVILLE, Ohio – Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell said he will seek the death penalty for two men accused of killing 18-year-old Justin Back in his home on Jan. 28.
Timothy Mosley, 19, of Dayton, Ohio and Austin Myers, 19, received a $1 million bond for allegedly choking, stabbing and shooting Back in his Corwin Road home earlier this month.
Detectives testifying at that hearing revealed grizzly details involving the brutal killing.
Mosely and Myers told officers they wanted a “clean kill” of Back after their arrest.
"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," Fornshell said after the pair's arrest. "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 year olds took a safe and rug from the house after attacking Back because the items had blood on them, police also testified.