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Prosecutor files motions to try teens as adults in killing of 19-year-old


ELYRIA — The Lorain County Prosecutor’s office has filed motions to have two juveniles allegedly involved in the killing of 19-year-old Cody Snyder prosecuted as adults.

The motions for both juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were filed with the Lorain County Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division on Monday. County Prosecutor Dennis Will said the motion in each case was “mandatory bind over” due to the level of offense each is charged with and because of their ages.

Police have charged the juveniles with murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.

The boys are two of three people police have charged in connection with the death of Snyder, of Elyria. Kajuan Anderson, 18, of Clinton Avenue, is facing similar charges.

According to a statement from Elyria police, officers were called to the area of 162 Clinton Ave. for a report of shots fired about 10:37 p.m. Jan. 23. They found evidence of gunshots, but no suspects.

Ten minutes later, a vehicle pulled into the emergency room parking lot at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, with the driver saying a passenger had been shot.

An Elyria Municipal Court prosecutor has said the investigation revealed Snyder went to the area to sell marijuana to Anderson, and he and the juveniles had planned to rob him. During that robbery, Snyder was shot in the chest and ultimately died in the hospital.

It is the policy of The Chronicle-Telegram not to identify juvenile offenders in felony cases until the cases are moved to Lorain County Common Pleas Court for adult charges.

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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