LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell announced Monday he will seek the death penalty against two teens accused of killing 18-year-old Justin Back of Wayne Township last month.
A Warren County grand jury indicted Austin Myers and Timothy Mosley each on nine counts, including aggravated murder and kidnapping.
Myers, 19 and Mosley, 19, of Dayton, Ohio, are tentatively scheduled to appear in Warren County Common Pleas Court on Friday.
A 2013 Waynesville High School graduate, Back was planning to leave for the Navy in about a week when he died.
Authorities say that Myers and Mosley admitted to creating an elaborate plan to kill Back.
Mosley described to authorities what happened the day before Back died. Mosley said he and Myers visited Back's residence to case it. Authorities say the suspects then went to Lowe's and Dollar General to purchase supplies to carry out the homicide.
The next day the suspects went to Back's home and he let them in.
Warren County Sheriff's deputies on Jan. 28 were called to a residence in the 5300 block of Corwin Road after receiving reports of a burglary. Authorities arriving on the scene say it was clear that some sort of violence had taken place at the residence.
Further investigation revealed that Back had disappeared from the residence. Authorities say that Back was choked, stabbed and shot during a robbery. Authorities say that Back's body was found later found in an undisclosed location in Preble County.
Following an investigation, Mosley and Myers were arrested. Officers say Myers was homeless.