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Teen avoids death penalty in Waynesville murder

Austin Myers (L) and Timothy Mosley (R). (File) Austin Myers (L) and Timothy Mosley (R). (File)
Justin Back was planning to leave for the Navy before his death. (File) Justin Back was planning to leave for the Navy before his death. (File)
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

The death penalty is off the table for a 19-year-old accused of murdering a man in January.

Timothy Mosley agreed to a plea deal last Friday for the murder of 18-year-old Justin Back, according to his attorney. The prosecution will drop the death penalty in exchange for Mosley's testimony against his co-defendant Austin Myers.

Attorney Dennis Lieberman says Mosley still faces life in prison without parole.

Mosley and 19-year-old Myers are indicted on nine counts, including aggravated murder and kidnapping. Police say that the two admitted to creating an elaborate plan to kill Back, who lived in Waynesville.

Back was kidnapped from his home on January 28 and found dead in Preble County, according to investigators.

The Warren County prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Myers, whose trial begins Monday.

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