Ozuna (Left) and Hohn (Right)
April 10 has been set for the trial of two men accused of beating another man to death and leaving his body alongside a road.
A criminal complaint alleges that 24-year-old Adam Ozuna and 17-year-old Zachary Hohn beat 25-year-old Matthew Pagel to death in April in Clintonville. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In the complaint, Ozuna and Hohn allegedly picked up Pagel to help him buy the drug Adderall. According to prosecutors, the three had been exchanging text messages, and when Ozuna and Hohn offered to drive Pagel to pick up the drugs, the two beat him to death in the car and robbed him.
Authorities said the two used a car belonging to the mother of Hohn’s girlfriend, who also lives with Ozuna, and when the two returned, they were covered in blood and told Hohn’s girlfriend about the beating.
The body of Pagel was found in a ditch southeast of Clintonville at about 2:30 a.m. that night by Hohn’s girlfriend’s mother.
Hohn was 16 at the time of the incident and requested to have his case moved to juvenile court, however that request was denied.