Thursday, September 30, 2004
Public safety briefs
Man gets 7 years for infant's death
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Melba Marsh sentenced a 26-year-old West End man to seven years in prison for killing his 4-month-old daughter.
Aleph Phelps pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Phelps is accused of shaking Kayla Stallworth so hard on Dec. 26, that she died two days later.
Indictments name two in Butler Co. deaths
HAMILTON - A Hamilton woman and Springfield Township teen are facing murder charges in separate killings in Butler County.
Shawna Batchelder, 30, was indicted in the fatal stabbing of Nicole Appleby, 17, on a Hamilton street corner Sept. 1.
Adrian Reynolds, 16, was indicted in the fatal beating of Brandon Mitchell, 17, at a Fairfield apartment complex.
The case will be heard in adult court.
Cincinnati officer accused of theft
Cincinnati Police Officer Chauncey Prude is accused of stealing $3,400 in forfeiture money.
A Hamilton County grand jury indicted Prude, 35, Wednesday on felony charges of theft in office, tampering with evidence and tampering with records.
The missing money was discovered during a routine audit.
Prude, who joined the department in 1996, has returned $2,798, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen.
His police powers have been suspended pending the outcome of the criminal case. He is also being investigated by the Cincinnati Police Department.
If convicted, Prude could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
West Chester woman gets 6 years for drugs
HAMILTON - A West Chester woman on Wednesday was sentenced to six years in prison on drug and receiving stolen property convictions.
Janet Schnecker, 48, last month was found guilty of four felony charges of drug possession, a felony charge of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor drug charge. Authorities say she had more than 37 grams of crack cocaine and 6.1 grams of powdered cocaine.
She was sentenced by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Sage.
Schnecker told the judge she had a drug problem.
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