MIAMI COUNTY — A new trial date has been set for Frank Bowen, 25, of Tipp City, for his role in the death of Joseph Graley III death outside of New Carlisle last October.
According to court records, a five day trial has been set to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16 with Judge Christopher Gee presiding.
After 14 hours of deliberations, the first jury was unable to reach an agreement on the charges of murder, gross abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence charges on Aug. 4.
The jury did find Bowen guilty on the fourth count — fourth degree felony safe-cracking — which carries a prison term of six to 18 months in prison. Bowen remains in Miami County Jail and has not yet been sentenced on the charge.
Graley, 31 of New Carlisle, was found deceased by blunt force trauma to the head and face in the backyard of his home on Scarff Road in Bethel Township on Oct. 23, 2014. A family member reported Graley missing on Oct. 22. Sheriff’s officials located Bowen at Graley’s home during a welfare check on Oct. 22 and arrested him on an unrelated warrant.
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