Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a death penalty indictment against Alto Miles (DOB 8/30/77).  Miles is now charged with 4 counts of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony with death penalty specifications and 4 ½ year gun specifications) and 2 counts of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of the death penalty.

On or about April 8th – 10th, Alto Miles shot and killed Tasia Mason and Bridgett Carter in an apartment in the 800 block of Clinton Springs Avenue.  Ms. Mason was acquainted with Alton Miles.

On April 10th at approximately 4:10 a.m., Miles shot and killed William Bowen III and Michael Eves at an apartment in the 3600 block of Reading Road.  Miles was acquainted with William Bowen.

At approximately 4:10 a.m. on April 10th Cincinnati Police received a 911 call to respond to the apartment on Reading Road in reference to 2 people being shot at that location.  When the police responded, they located Mr. Bowen and Mr. Eves in the apartment.  Both victims had been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on April 10th Cincinnati Police investigated another homicide at the apartment on Clinton Springs. Ms. Mason and Ms. Carter were found in the apartment.  Both victims had been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hamilton County Coroner ruled all 4 deaths homicides as the result of gunshot wounds.

No weapon was recovered.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “Miles went on a killing spree.  Unlike a serial killer who continues to stalk his prey over a period of time, Miles killed 4 people in a matter of days if not hours and then turned himself in to the police.

It is hard to comprehend this much violence and death within such a short period of time.

My office seeks the death penalty only after careful review of the case and much thought and consideration, so it is unusual to announce 2 death penalty indictments within 2 days.  However, in the case on Wednesday (for the murder of Springdale Officer Kaia Grant) and the case today, seeking the death penalty is appropriate.”