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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney. Our office is dedicated to serving the citizens of Hamilton County. I hope our website is helpful to you in explaining the many duties of the County Prosecutor and by giving you someone to contact if you have questions.”

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces Murder Indictment against Latonya Austin

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment against LaTonya Austin (DOB 5/15/1978) for the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter, Zaila Lee. Austin is now charged with one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), two counts of Murder (SF), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Tampering with Evidence (F3), and one count Gross Abuse of a Corpse (F5). If convicted on all charges, Austin faces life in prison. Austin was [...]

June 10th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces death penalty indictment against Tianna Robinson for the murder of Nahla Miller

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the death penalty indictment against Tianna Robinson (DOB 1/17/96) for the murder of her 4-year-old daughter, Nahla Miller. Robinson is now charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder with death penalty specification, 2 counts of Murder, 1 count of Felonious Assault, and 1 count of Endangering Children. Robinson was previously indicted for 1 count of Attempt Murder (F1), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (F2), and 1 count [...]

May 10th, 2021|

Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley Announces the Indictment of Wendell Young For Tampering With Records

Today, Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley announced the indictment of Wendell Young for 1 count of Tampering with Records (F3). If convicted of this charged, Young faces a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison. At some point between January 3, 2018 and October 16, 2018, Young knowingly and with the purpose to defraud, destroyed text messages that belonged to a government entity. Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley commented, “The grand jury has decided that [...]

April 15th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Felonious Assault Indictment Of Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Anthony Pecord (DOB 10/15/72) for 1 count of Felonious Assault. If convicted of this charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 additional years in prison. In March, Pecord pled guilty to three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4) and was sentenced to 4 years in prison related to an incident that took place on January 24, 2021. Post-conviction, it was determined the defendant [...]

April 14th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictments In Series Of Connected Murders

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of four adults, and the charges of one juvenile for a series of connected murders. Carl Godfrey (DOB 2/22/00) has been indicted for 4 counts of Aggravated Murder, 7 counts of Murder, 10 counts of Felonious Assault, 1 count of Aggravated Robbery, and 3 counts of Weapons Under Disability. Jason Gray (DOB 6/6/02) has been indicted for 3 counts of Aggravated Murder, 5 counts of [...]

April 7th, 2021|

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“It is impossible to comprehend the depravity of an individual able to, not only strike a 2 year old so hard to cause her death, but to then attempt to conceal that crime by stuffing the child’s lifeless body into a cooler."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional information on the murder indictment against LaTonya Austin for the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter, Zaila Lee: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We encourage everyone to pause today and remember the sacrifices of those who served in order that we may live safely. ... See MoreSee Less
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“I have never understood how anyone could hurt a little kid so badly, especially the child’s own mother. Violence like this goes against every instinct we are born with as humans and as parents. These cases are exactly why I worked so hard in 1997 to help pass legislation making the purposeful murder of a child under the age of 13 a death penalty eligible offense."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on today's death penalty indictment against Tianna Robinson for the murder of her 4-year-old daughter, Nahla Miller. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks the start of “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.”The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has a full staff of Victim Advocates who work tirelessly, every single day, on behalf of those who are forced to be part of the justice system through no fault of their own.From keeping victims informed about cases to being a calm and understanding voice in the courtroom during trials and hearings, our advocates are on the front line of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office’s mission to seek justice for victims of crime. Please join us in thanking this incredible crew! ... See MoreSee Less
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This week is “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” where we honor the people who answer the calls to 911 and other emergency services to help keep us all safe. On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, thank you to everyone in this important field! ... See MoreSee Less
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