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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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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|

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|

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“I am stunned by the overreaction of Cincinnati Public Schools. Firing the coach, who was not involved in this incident, and cancelling the football season for the entire team is wrong. Their actions affected kids on the team who were not even present.By all accounts, this football coach was a positive influence in these kids’ lives. And being a part of a high school team keeps kids off the street and on the straight and narrow. This coach was providing necessary guidance and rules for these kids, which is needed for boys of this age. Why we would take any of that away from these students is beyond me.”You can read the full press release from today's announcement regarding the August 30th Western Hills University High School locker room incident here: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office shares its deepest sympathies with the friends and family of Sharonville Police Chief Steve Vanover, who passed away this past weekend.Chief Vanover dedicated his life to bettering his community, and he will be sorely missed. We ask everyone to keep Chief Vanover’s family and fellow officers in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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