Judge raises bond for man charged in teen’s shooting death


HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge has increased the bond to $1.5 million for one of four young men jailed in the shooting death of a teen at a suburban home.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (http://bit.ly/1KAB0V4 ) reports a Butler County judge on Monday increased the bond for 19-year-old Demarcus Staley, who police say was the shooter. He is charged with aggravated burglary and murder.

All four men have pleaded not guilty. Staley wasn’t represented by an attorney at the hearing.

West Chester police said 18-year-old Tyler Kassow died after being shot on Jan. 13 during a drug robbery attempt.

Police said two men with ski masks forced their way into the home and scuffled with Kassow, who was shot once in the head. Two other men were waiting in a car nearby.

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Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront

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