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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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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|

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|

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Prosecutor Joe Deters: "This is not the first case where individuals charged with violent felonies have had their bail posted by 'The Bail Project.' Well-intentioned people support this organization with the belief they are helping low-level offenders, but that is not the case. This organization is disastrous for our community." ... See MoreSee Less
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Bail reform advocates like to claim that the only purpose of bail is ensuring the defendant returns to court. Don't be fooled.Judges are required by law to consider the safety of our community when setting bond on criminal defendants. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, Geoff Drew pleaded guilty as charged to all nine counts of Rape (F1) in his indictment. He was given a prison sentence of seven years, which he will begin serving immediately. He will also be required to register as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life.Prosecutor Joe Deters echoes the words spoken in court today by the victim's wife: "No amount of time is enough, but no amount of time will make it go away. This plea is bigger than jail time - because the words came out of your mouth that you are guilty."If you or someone you know was abused by Geoff Drew, please contact the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office at (513)-946-3000. ... See MoreSee Less
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Prosecutor Joe Deters: "The bond of a dangerous felon is important. The criminal who killed those innocent people at the Waukesha Christmas parade was out on just $1,000 bond from his felony charges. Now in Hamilton County, we have a defendant with a manslaughter conviction on his record, caught carrying a firearm while fleeing from the police, and now back out for that same low bond amount. It’s more important than ever that we pay attention to who is being let back out onto our streets. Our lives, and the lives of our loved ones, might depend on it." ... See MoreSee Less
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