- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Heavy security has been ordered by a southwest Ohio judge hearing the death-penalty trial of one of the men accused of killing a Navy recruit whose body was found was dumped several counties away last winter.

Nineteen-year-old Austin Myers will be brought into the Warren County courtroom through a secured entrance, and the courtroom will be cleared before he is seated. The trial starts Monday in Lebanon.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1mAx7sO ) reports that Judge Donald Oda II ordered the heavy security after officials received credible threats against Myers and co-defendant Timothy Mosley, who has agreed to testify against Myers in exchange for avoiding a possible death sentence himself.

They are accused of strangling and beating to death 18-year-old Justin Back during a burglary in January.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com


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