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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 the Murder Indictment of Antonio Wilcox

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Antonio Wilcox (DOB 7/15/84) for the murders of Michelle McDonald and Aaliyah McCoy. Wilcox is charged with one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), one count of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2), one count Involuntary Manslaughter (F1), and one count of Having Weapons Under Disability (F3). If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On [...]

July 23rd, 2021|

Statement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters regarding the July 4th incident at Smale Park

“The situation at Smale Park last night is unacceptable. Two teenagers opened fire on each other in the middle of a densely-populated area of our city where our families regularly gather.  Caught in the cross-fire were 3 innocent victims.  At some point, society needs to discuss the true issues at the root of this behavior.  People may foolishly blame the weapon - but the fact of the matter is, for too long now, society has [...]

July 5th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the murder indictment of Leandre Glenn

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment of Leandre Glenn (DOB 10/22/99) for the murder of 6-month-old Christopher Walter. Glenn is charged with two counts of Murder (SF), one count of Endangering Children (F2), one count of Carrying Concealed Weapons (F4), and one count of Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle (F4). If convicted on all counts, he faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On June 15, [...]

July 2nd, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on recent Bond Hearing

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the recent bond hearing for Idris Cockrell. On April 28, 2020, Cockrell was charged with one count of Improper Discharge into a Habitation (F2). He was given a bond of $50,000, which was posted on April 30, 2020. On November 21, 2020, while out on bond, Cockrell was arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapons (F4), Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle (F4), and Having Weapons [...]

June 22nd, 2021|

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|

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“This woman was executed by Wilcox, knowing she was 8 1⁄2 months pregnant. She was treated like garbage and so was the baby.This is pathetic, unacceptable, and obscene.”Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters’ comments, as well as additional details on today’s indictment of Antonio Wilcox (DOB 7/15/84) for the murders of Michelle McDonald and Aaliyah McCoy, below: ... See MoreSee Less
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“It has been three years since this young man was gunned down. The Cincinnati Homicide Unit never gave up on finding his killer. We should all be proud to live in a city with such a dedicated police force."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments as well as additional facts on today's indictment against Eric Johnson (DOB 8/18/97) for the 2018 murder of Thomas Maul. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of retired Judge Norbert Nadel. Judge Nadel served the citizens of Hamilton County for decades as both a judge and, later, as our county recorder. Prosecutor Joe Deters stated this weekend: “Judge Norbert Nadel was an incredible judge and an even better person. Our entire legal community is going to feel this loss.My deepest sympathy to his wife Linnea and his entire family. He was one of a kind and will be missed.” ... See MoreSee Less
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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters issued the following statement today:"We are declaring war on illegal guns and gun violence in Cincinnati.I have directed all Assistant Prosecutors in my office that, effective immediately, there will be zero plea bargaining on any cases involving gun violence or possession of illegal guns.It is time for this nonsense to end." ... See MoreSee Less
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