18-year-old indicted on 26 counts in connection to rapes of three women

An 18-year-old Columbus man was indicted on 26 counts Friday that accuse him of raping three women at gunpoint over a two-month span.

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Woman indicted in crash that killed baby in stroller

A woman accused of killing a 7-month-old boy by recklessly driving her SUV into the child's stroller appeared to be holding a cellphone when she lost control of her vehicle, the Franklin County prosecutor said.

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Man sentenced to prison for attack on homeless man caught on video

An older-looking man, appearing a bit unsteady as he walks down the middle of the street, is coaxed to the sidewalk by a group of young men. Seconds later, as he begins to chat with the group, one of them knocks him to the ground with a vicious punch to the face. 

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Man accused in deadly string of heroin overdoses has no opportunity for bail

The man accused of selling from a deadly batch of heroin this weekend will stay in jail without any opportunity at bail.

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Man gets 15 years for 2014 rapes, said he and co-defendants thought “it would be a fun thing to do"

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced Wednesday that a man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping two women in 2014.

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Killer refuses to cooperate, gets 5 years added to sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to being the triggerman in a 2013 homicide on the South Side received an additional five years in prison Tuesday for failing to cooperate in the prosecution of his co-defendants. 

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Man indicted, accused of killing former Ohio State cheerleader

COLUMBUS (WCMH) —  Dalon Smoot was indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury on charges he shot and killed former Ohio State University cheerleader Gearld Lee Bishop II.

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Father gets nine years in prison in heroin overdose death of 11-month-old

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–A father of a toddler who died of a heroin overdose will spend nine years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

According to investigators, 11-month-old Dominic Dickinson died as a result of ingesting narcotics while in the care of his parents, May 13, 2015 at a residence in the 1400 block of Blaine Drive, where the family lived.

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Man gets life with no parole for raping girls while mother watched

A man who raped his girlfriend's two daughters while she was in bed with them won't have a chance to molest another child.

Alberto P. Hernandez, 55, was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole by a Franklin County judge who expressed outrage at the crimes.

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Former OSU head drum major pleads guilty to sexual battery

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Former OSU head drum major and instructor Christopher Stewart Kitchen has reached a plea deal in a year long rape and kidnapping case.

This morning, Kitchen pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery. It was one of five total charges he was facing. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the other four charges.

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