Tyler Smith, Connor Holbrook, and Brianna Boonie, all 19, were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, in connection with the April 22 attack of Austin Thornton, 19.
Smith and Holbrook, in custody since the alleged assault, appeared Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, where Judge James Conway continued their bonds at $100,000 apiece.
Boonie was charged in a secret indictment and then arrested. In addition to the conspiracy charge, she also is charged with obstruction of justice. Her bond is $75,000.
The three are accused of planning the attack against Thornton and tracking him to a home on Ohio 99 near Willard. Smith has been singled out as the primary attacker in the assault, as he allegedly used a crowbar to beat Thornton so badly, his girlfriend thought he would die.
The three suspects left the home after the attack, and Thornton's girlfriend and another woman drove him to a Willard hospital.
Police found Smith, Holbrook and Boonie — Holbrook's girlfriend — at Boonie's apartment in Bellevue, Huron County prosecutor Russ Leffler said.
While investigators have declined to say how Thornton and his attackers knew each other, Leffler said the dispute stemmed for a disagreement about relationships with a woman. Thornton has since has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center in Dayton.
"He's doing better. I don't know how long he'll be there," Leffler said. "It might be six months before they know how he'll do long term."
Holbrook and Smith also face additional charges of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Holbrook is also charged with obstructing justice.
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