Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a death penalty indictment against Desean Brown (DOB 1/10/00) for the December murders of 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore and his mother Nyteisha Lattimore. Brown is now charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Murder with death penalty specifications, 1 count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (F5), and 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (F3).

Brown was previously charged for killing his girlfriend and Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore on or about December 5th in her Walnut Hills apartment.  He transported her body to Pete Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati where Cincinnati Police discovered her body on December 12th.  The Hamilton County Coroner ruled Nyteisha’s death a homicide as the result of stab wounds.

To date, Nylo Lattimore’s body has not been recovered.

Upon further investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department, it was discovered that Nylo Lattimore’s blood was found on a Paw Patrol blanket recovered with Nyteisha’s body.  Nylo’s stroller was located in the Ohio river, near where Nyteisha’s body was found.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “In all my years as a prosecutor, I have never seen such a cold-blooded act committed against an innocent woman and her 3-year-old baby.  Throughout the United States today, there are prosecutors who have chosen to never seek the death penalty.  That’s not going to happen here as long as I am prosecutor for this county.  I swore to enforce the laws of Ohio.  Choosing what laws to enforce and not enforce is a dereliction of duty.

I want to thank the Cincinnati Police Department for their tireless efforts on this case.  We will never stop searching for Nylo, and police will continue to accept any information anyone has on his whereabouts – but in the meantime, my office will prosecute Desean Brown to the fullest extent of the law for the unspeakable acts we believe he has committed.”