Death row case: Local man’s appeal to be heard by Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 5 in the appeal of the death sentence case of a former Northmont High student.

Austin G. Myers, 22, of Clayton, was sentenced to death in on Oct. 17, 2014, in Warren County Common Pleas Court for the murder of Justin Back, 18, at his home outside Waynesville on Jan. 28, 2014.

The co-defendant who admitted stabbing Back to death, Timothy Mosely, 22, of Clayton was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Warren County Common Pleas Court, in exchange for his testimony against Myers.

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At 19, Myers was the youngest person on Ohio’s Death Row.

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Now, 22, he is the second youngest to Damantie Graham, 20, sentenced to die in Portage County, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilition and Correction.

Prosecutors showed Myers planned and assisted in the robbery and stabbing that resulted in Back’s murder, including his purchase of materials used in cleaning up after the slaying and disposing of Back’s body, including septic chemicals.

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The appeal was filed on Oct. 27, 2014.

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