20-year-old man indicted for murder of a 43-year-old woman in south Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Terry Davis, 20, for two counts of murder with specification in connection to the August 30 shooting of 43-year-old Norma Monroe.

“Following a brief altercation, this man shot a woman in the head with a shotgun and then fled the scene to a residence down the street,” said Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien.

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South Side man gets life without parole for murder and rapes

His victims were neighbors who knew him well enough to let him into their homes.

Troy L. Hairston “was someone they thought they could trust,” Franklin County Assistant Prosecutor Kara Keating said Thursday at Hairston’s sentencing hearing in Common Pleas Court.

Hairston took advantage of that trust by raping two women in their South Side homes — one of them his 70-year-old next-door neighbor — and raping and murdering a third woman in a nearby garage.

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Columbus man indicted on 19 felonies in human trafficking investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A Franklin County man has been indicted on 19 felony counts, including involuntary manslaughter and trafficking in persons, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan announced Wednesday.

Paul Chiles, aka “Tommy Guns,” faces charges of trafficking in persons, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution, possession of cocaine, possession of a fentanyl-related compound, involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, aggravated trafficking in drugs, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

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24-year-old man found guilty in connection to 2018 murder in east Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced Wednesday that following an eight day jury trial, Demitrious Desmond McKnight, 24, was found guilty of murder and aggravated burglary in connection to a murder that occurred on May 24, 2018 in east Columbus.

On that evening, McKnight, who was armed with a high capacity semi-automatic handgun, and another unnamed intruder, pushed their way into an apartment in the 1200 block of Berwick Arms Place and demanded drugs and money from the victim Martin Harris, 33.

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3 Columbus men accused of luring victims into human trafficking, prostitution

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Franklin County grand jury has returned indictments for three Columbus men accused of luring victims into human trafficking and prostitution.

Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced the indictments of 36-year-old Marcus Carmon, 46-year-old Anthony Dunn and 28-year-old Bradley Powell.

In a press release, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien referred to Carmon as the "ring leader" in the operation.

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Mother, stepfather indicted for murder of 7-year-old son

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two parents were indicted for the murder of their seven-year-old son by the Franklin County Grand Jury on Wednesday afternoon.

The grand jury returned the indictments on Oneida Fabiola Maldonado-Cortez, 24, and Jose Emanuel Santos-Perez, 37.

“This young boy was brutally beaten while in the care of his parents,” prosecutor Ron O’Brien said.

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Founder of New Albany-based educational firm must repay investors $2.25 million

A man who founded a New Albany-based educational consulting business must repay $2.25 million to investors he defrauded because of false and misleading statements he made, the Franklin County prosecutor’s office said.

Michael Neubig, 52, who lives in Upper Arlington, received a suspended 7 1/2-year prison sentence from Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh on Friday under the conditions that he makes the restitution and complies with community control for three years.

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Teen was 35 weeks pregnant when she lost unborn baby in shooting, police say

As Columbus Police Deputy Chief Tim Becker headed to the Linden area to answer reporter questions about the city’s 89th homicide from Sunday, he got word the 91st homicide happened on the east side Monday.

Detectives are investigating after someone in a car on Denune Avenue sprayed bullets hitting a 15-year-old who was 8 months pregnant with a baby boy.

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North Side man gets 18 years to life in prison for fatal stabbing of girlfriend

A North Side man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years for fatally stabbing his girlfriend in the apartment they shared and hiding the murder weapon.

Jared T. Ferguson, 38, was convicted earlier this month by a Franklin County jury of murder and tampering with evidence in the March 24, 2019, death of 60-year-old Lisa Baker.

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Unlicensed investor who cost clients $1.2 million gets four-year prison sentence

A Zanesville man responsible for $1.2 million in losses for central Ohio clients while operating as an unlicensed securities dealer was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

Jeffrey B. Hall, 57, pleaded guilty in February to securities fraud, unlawful securities practices and telecommunication fraud on the second day of his jury trial in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

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