PRESS RELEASE, 1/19/2007

Reward provided to witness in "Bonafide Hustler" murder case

The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office announced today that a witness who came forward and provided information concerning the January 14, 2006 murder of Rob Pursley was presented a reward totaling $9,100.

Kim Peterson, Executive Director of the Carole Sund/Carrington Reward Foundation, presented the witness a $5,100 award for cooperating with the Cincinnati Police Department and testifying as a witness in the murder trial of Lonnie Webster in December of 2006. In addition, the family of Rob Pursley made a reward payment to the witness of $4,000.

On January 11, 2007, Lonnie Webster was sentenced to 80 ½ years to Life in prison for the murder of Rob Pursley outside Mulligan’s Pub in Hyde Park.

The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation is based in Modesto, California. The organization works to raise awareness of missing persons and crime victims by offering rewards to help law enforcement agencies bring perpetrators of the most violent crimes to justice