Thursday, January 29, 2004

Public safety briefs

Man indicted on murder charge

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted an Evanston man on murder charges Wednesday in a Jan. 17 shooting death in Walnut Hills.

Authorities said Curtis Sanders and Jason James, both 22, were fighting at Concord and East McMillan when Sanders pulled out a gun and fatally shot James in the arm and body.

Sanders remains in the Hamilton County Justice Center on $250,000 bail pending arraignment.

Woman charged in fatal hit-skip

A Covington woman hit and killed Theotis Butler on Dec. 26 as he crossed Martin Luther King Drive and then drove off, according to an indictment filed in Hamilton County Court Wednesday.

Robin Hofstetter, 28, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and failing to stop in the 12:40 a.m. accident. Prosecutors say Hofstetter had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 - twice the legal limit.

If convicted of killing the 57-year-old man, she faces up to 18 years in prison.

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