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|Sep 22, 2011||Robert Meyer||
SUSPECT IN 1975 COLD CASE INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER OF TEENAGER
September 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Robert W. Meyer, age 70, for three unclassified counts of Aggravated Murder in connection to the March 1975 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 17 year-old Karen R. Adams. Meyer was arrested in Cincinnati on September 12, 2011, after investigators said his DNA was linked to evidence removed fom the victim. “The defendant faces a potential sentence of 30 years to life in prison”, O’Brien stated. O’Brien commended the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for their diligence and continued investigation of the case. O’Brien further stated, “DNA technology has advanced substantially over the past three decades, which increases our chances of solving cases like this where the evidence has been preserved”. Arraignment for Meyer will be set for Monday, September 26, 2011, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A at 345 S. High Street.
|Sep 21, 2011||Kimberly Jones||
FORMER STEWART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL INDICTED FOR THEFT IN OFFICE
September 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Kimberly N. Jones, age 44, for one count (F-4) Theft in Office, and two counts (F-3) Tampering with Records, for a total of three counts. Jones was hired into the Columbus Schools system in 1998, and was most recently the Principal at Stewart Elementary school until she resigned earlier this year. It is alleged in the indictment that Jones fraudulently applied and obtained benefits from the Columbus Public Schools Free Lunch Program for her two children. The maximum income for a household of 4 persons to participate in the Free Lunch Program per Federal Income Guidelines is $41,348, and Jones income exceeded that amount. “If found guilty on these charges, this former Principal in the Columbus School District faces up to 7-1/2 years incarceration”, O’Brien stated.
|Sep 9, 2011||Deshara McKinney||
WOMAN SENTENCED ON ELECTION-FRAUD INDICTMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2009 ELECTION
September 9, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that this week Deshara M. McKinney, age 24, pled guilty to two (F-5) counts of Election Fraud and one (M-1) count of Failure to Appear for falsifying applications for absentee ballots in connection with the 2009 General Election. McKinney was extradited from Washtenaw, Michigan last month and pled guilty September 6, 2011 before Judge Serrott at a scheduled bond hearing.
In October 2009, McKinney worked as a canvasser with FieldWorks, a vendor for Ohio Jobs and Growth that was promoting passage of the casino issue. She was hired to approach registered voters in Franklin County to fill out an application for an absentee voter ballot, which would be sent to the Franklin County Board of Elections, who in return would send a ballot to the voter. Through an investigation initiated by the Franklin County Board of Elections and assisted by the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, it was found that McKinney falsified applications and forged the names of two registered voters in Franklin County on absentee ballot applications. She failed to appear for a court date, a warrant was issued, and she was only recently arrested in Michigan. In the interim she was charged with the Failure to Appear while on bond.
McKinney was sentenced to one year on each felony count, to run consecutively, but the judge suspended the sentence and put McKinney on two years community control. She must complete forty hours of community service, pay court costs, and pay the cost for extraditing her to Franklin County from Michigan. On the misdemeanor Failure to Appear count, the judge ordered her time served due to McKinney’s 25 days of jail time credit. O’Brien said, “This is the tenth election fraud case prosecuted by this office in the last several election cycles.”
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