Ohio Supreme Court won’t reopen Clayton man’s death sentence appeal

The Ohio Supreme Court has decided not to reopen the appeal of a Clayton man’s death sentence.

Lawyers representing Austin Myers, 24, can still seek post-conviction and habeas appeals.

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This morning, the state high court’s decision was announced in the case of Myers, sentenced to death in Warren County for murdering Justin Back, 18, of Warren County.

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Myers was convicted in 2014 of murdering Back, a childhood friend. Back was about to join the U.S. Navy.

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Myers became the youngest person on Ohio’s Death Row at the time.

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