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Execution date set for 23-year-old Clayton man in Warren County case

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty for Austin Myers, 23, of Clayton, for the murder of Justin Back, 18, in January 2014.
The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty for Austin Myers, 23, of Clayton, for the murder of Justin Back, 18, in January 2014.

A former Northmont High School student is to be executed on July 20, 2022 for the murder of a Warren County man.

The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty for Austin Myers, 23, of Clayton, in the death of Justin Back, 18, in January 2014, according to a decision published today.

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Myers was sentenced to death for Back’s murder during a robbery at Back’s home outside Waynesville. The sentence came although another Clayton man, Timothy Mosley — like Myers, 19 years old at the time — actually stabbed Back to death.

Back was 18 at the time, a 2013 Waynesville High School graduate about to enter the U.S. Navy.

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