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15-year-old boy accepts guilt in May fatal crash in Warren County

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 1:03 PM
By: Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer

A 15-year-old Montgomery County boy was found guilty this morning of aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that killed a Warren County teen in May.

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Judge Joe Kirby ordered Hosny Mousa to be transferred to Montgomery County for sentencing.

Mousa also accepted responsibility - the juvenile court equivalent of pleading guilty - to vehicular homicide, speeding and driving without an operator’s license during a hearing Monday in Warren County Juvenile Court.

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The boy lived in Washington Twp., Montgomery County.

Over the prosecutor’s objections, Kirby ruled the case should be sent for sentencing in Montgomery County, where Mousa is already on probation for driving without an operator’s license several weeks after the crash resulting in the death of Noah Theiss, 17, of Franklin Twp., on May 25 on a winding stretch of Springboro Road.

“The objective is to treat a child in their home county,” the judge said.

Kirby said he was “stunned” to learn drove after the fatal crash, when he was the victim of a hit and run.

“That is just shameful,” Kirby said. “It is just tragic what you have done.”

Mousa was initially detained after his arraignment on Sept. 13, more than three months after the crash.

The charges were filed once the Ohio Highway Patrol submitted the accident reconstruction report.

“He has always shown remorse for the death of his friend and for what he did to his friend’s family,” attorney Joshua Burns said.

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Theiss was a passenger, not wearing a seatbelt, in his parents’ 2013 Honda when it crashed about 8:10 p.m., according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Theiss’ parents have not responded to requests for comment.

Mousa was cited for driving at 67 mph in 55 mph zone.

Investigation determined the car was eastbound on Springboro Road, when it went off the right side of the roadway, striking a utility pole and rolling over several times.

Mousa and a rear passenger were treated and released after the crash.

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Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said he would have preferred the case stay in Warren County.

“In my opinion, this is where he should fully have to answer for killing his passenger through his reckless actions,” he said after the hearing.