Police: 1 suspect confesses to killing woman in Monroe

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A Middletown woman was found dead in the 100 block of Anne Road in Monroe on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

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A Mason man and a Trenton man are charged with aggravated murder for allegedly killing a woman in Monroe on Tuesday.

Jordan James Lay, 22, and Nicholas Alan Mattox, 23, were booked into the Butler County Jail on Wednesday following their arrests, Monroe police said.

According to court records, police say Lay confessed to killing Amy Risner on Tuesday. Mattox did “purposely cause the death” of the 32-year-old, according to the complaint signed by Detective Aaron Ledford.

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Jordan James Lay, left, and NIcholas Alan Mattox

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Jordan James Lay, left, and NIcholas Alan Mattox

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Jordan James Lay, left, and NIcholas Alan Mattox

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Lay, of Mason-Montgomery Road in Mason, and Mattox, of Edgewood Drive, in Trenton, both had bonds of $1 million set during video arraignments on Thursday. Their preliminary hearings were set for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police were called shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday on a report of an unresponsive person in the 100 block of Anne Road in Monroe. Risner was pronounced dead at the scene, and her death was ruled a homicide Wednesday by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

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