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Fostoria police: teenage murder suspects planned to steal money, drugs

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There are new details in the burglary that escalated into murder in Fostoria a week ago.

Death threats made against the teenage suspects caused police to beef up security in the courtroom on Thursday.

13abc spoke with the victim's family about the case which police say is drug-related.

Tempers and tensions are so high in this case that court security put the entire Municipal Building on lockdown for a few hours on Thursday afternoon in order to search everyone who walked inside for weapons.

19-year-old Dallas Salaz and 18-year-old Tyson Ogg waived their preliminary hearings before a judge in Fostoria surrounded by at least half a dozen police officers.

"Obviously there's high emotions by both the defendants families and of course the victims families so we just wanted to ensure there would be security for everyone involved," says Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno.

Salaz and Ogg are two of the three suspects accused of breaking into a home last week in the 200 block of East Culbertson Street and killing 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio with a nine-millimeter handgun.

Janelle's family sat in the front row today in court.

"It was rough," says Freddie Mauricio, Janelle's older brother. "It was hard to stand still."

"She was my sweet little angel," says Maria Mauricio, Janelle's mother. "I hide behind sunglasses to hide my pain."

Janelle's boyfriend 19-year-old Caleb Barto also lived inside the home and was also injured, but survived.

In paperwork filed with the court, police say the suspects planned to break in to steal money and illegal drugs from the house. Police also say Ogg was the get-away driver.

"It's simply a matter of a burglary," says Chief Loreno. "And of course they brought a weapon alongside. When you bring a weapon, this is the kind of tragic result that you can end up with."

"We're just keeping our heads high for her," says Freddie Mauricio, Janelle's father. "We're just waiting for this outcome. It's very hard."

The suspects Ogg and Salaz are behind held in jail on $1.5 million bond each as the case moves forward.

The other suspect 17-year-old Garrett Brown did not appear in court on Thursday.

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