2 men indicted in connection with murder of Middletown woman

2 men indicted in connection with murder of Middletown woman
The body of Amy Risner, 32, was found inside a home in the 100 block of Anne Road in Monroe on Feb. 4., police said. (Source: Provided)

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Two men have been indicted in connection with the murder of a 32-year-old Middletown woman.

Amy Louise Risner, 32, was found dead in the 100 block of Anne Road on Feb. 4, police said.

On Thursday, a Butler County grand jury indicted Jordan Lay, 22, of Mason, on two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, and three counts of tampering with evidence.

Nicholas Mattox, 23, of Trenton, was indicted on two counts of tampering with evidence.

Lay was originally arrested Feb. 5 on a charge of aggravated murder while Mattox was charged with premeditated aggravated murder.

At his arraignment on Feb. 6, Lay’s bond was continued at $1 million and he set is to be back in court on Feb. 28.

The judge lowered Mattox’s bond to $10,000.

Jordan James Lay and Nicholas Mattox
Jordan James Lay and Nicholas Mattox (Source: Butler County Jail)

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Lay confessed to killing Risner on or about Monday, Monroe police wrote in a criminal complaint.

Mattox purposely caused her death, they wrote in his criminal complaint.

Preliminary autopsy results show Riser was shot once in the back of her neck.

Toxicology results show she had several drugs in her system.

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