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Teenagers Injected Friend With Heroin and Posted Photos of Dead Body on Facebook

Despite three people being present when Dylan Owens died after being injected with a fatal dose of heroin, only one has been charged with any crime.

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By McCarton Ackerman

03/06/14

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The mother of an Ohio teenager is outraged that his friends killed him by injecting him with heroin and then posted photos of his lifeless body to Facebook, yet most of them will walk away scot-free.

Dylan Owens, 19, was just weeks away from enlisting in the Army, but died after his friends waited hours to call 911 following a fatal injection of heroin last October. But despite three people being present at the time, only one has been charged with a crime.

"Everybody in this town would tell you that Dylan would always have your back. That night in my home, nobody had Dylan's back,” said Dylan's mother, Tina Owens. His three supposed friends told police that they were either drunk or high at the time of his death, but only Maddison Rogers, 22, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after administering the fatal heroin dose to Owens, as well as corrupting another with drugs. Rogers is currently being held on $250,000 bond.

The Clermont County prosecutor said he doesn’t expect the other two individuals, both 20, to be charged with a crime unless new evidence is presented. Friends and supporters remain shocked that the others will walk away without punishment despite their actions.

“There were three people there, there were three people involved and they should all pay for what they did to Dylan,” his mother said. “I don't know why they would do that, I don't know why they'd be so callous and cruel and heartless. Dylan would have my back and I want to have his and I just want justice."

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