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 of Child Endangering (F2), relating to an incident in her Springfield Township home that occurred on April 13, 2021. Robinson beat and strangled her daughter, Nahla, until her heart stopped. Nahla was transported to Children’s Hospital where she remained until she was removed from life support on April 21, 2021. Investigators believe Nahla had been abused for months.

The Coroner’s Office has ruled Nahla’s death a homicide. The cause of death was determined to be strangulation and blunt force trauma, resulting in significant internal injuries.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “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.

This year has been especially difficult – with what seems like case after case of horrific acts perpetrated against children. But rest assured we will not stop until justice has been served for Nahla Miller and her family.”