Middletown Municipal Court Judge Melynda Cook Howard set Jim Boyer’s bond at $125,000 and appointed him an attorney when he said he had no job nor income. Jim Boyer was charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, theft and nine counts of child endangering.
Keith Boyer’s bond was set at $130,000, $5,000 higher because of a previous failure to appear on a drug charge, the judge said. He was also appointed an attorney.
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Preliminary hearings for both men were set for Dec. 27 before Judge James Sherron.
The Boyers remain in Middletown City Jail.
Police responded to the residence late Wednesday night on a report of a dead body. The Boyers were in the residence for the “majority of the day” abusing pills, heroin and alcohol while nine children, ages 1 to 14, were present, according to the court complaint.
All three adults became unresponsive at some point, the complaint said.
Asyringe was also located in a chair within reach of the children, according to court documents.
The results of Jimeta Sanders’ autopsy have not yet been released by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.