Death sentence phase up next for Myers

Austin Myers

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – A 19-year-old man found guilty of murder now looks ahead to the possibility of a death sentence.

Austin Myers was convicted Wednesday of murdering Justin Back, 18, in his Wayne Township home back in January.

The same jury will now begin to debate whether Myers should die for his crime.  It will convene Monday to hear evidence from prosecutors and defense attorneys about whether a death sentence is appropriate.

Myers and Timothy Mosley, 19, strangled and beat their victim during a burglary attempt.

Mosley testified against Myers to avoid a death sentence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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