Wednesday, November 23 2011 6:52 PM EST2011-11-23 23:52:59 GMT
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says his office has concluded its investigation of the Hamilton County Department of Jobs and Family Services and its involvement in the Damarcus Jackson case, and no charges will be filed against any JFS workers.More >>
Friday, October 28 2011 10:15 PM EDT2011-10-29 02:15:35 GMT
A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted father of a 2-year-old boy for murder. The boy's mother has also been indicted for endangering children.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A Hamilton County jury has convicted a father of murder and felonious assault in the death of his 2-year-old son.
Antrone Smith killed Damarcus Jackson in 2011.
Smith was charged with aggravated murder, but the jury found him not guilty on that charge, meaning he cannot be sentenced to death.
Smith's defense attorneys claimed that Smith didn't intentionally cause the child's death.
Jackson was in foster care, but returned to his biological parents just two months before he died.
Jackson had numerous injuries to his left jaw,
left eye, legs, arms and midsection. There were also lacerations above
his penis, on the back of his neck, above his left ear and on his left
buttocks. He also had an untreated burn on his right hand.
ruled that Jackson died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. He had severe internal bleeding and his injuries were consistent
with being stomped on.
Smith will be sentenced on April 9, 2013. He faces a mandatory 15 years to life in prison.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>