PRESS RELEASE, 1/19/2018

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in murder of Alexandrea Thompson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Ke’von Smith (DOB 1/2/99) on charges of 1 count of Murder (Special Felony), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (F2’s), 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (F1), 1 count of Aggravated Burglary (F1), 1 count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3), and 3 counts of Kidnapping (F1’s). If convicted of all charges, Smith faces the possibility of life in prison.

On January 18, 2017 Smith and others entered a residence in the 2200 block of Burnet Avenue and shot 39-year-old Hudson “Alex” Thompson and his 9-year-old daughter Alexandrea “Sissy” Thompson. Two other minor children were made to stay on the first floor of the home and threatened with death if they screamed.

Mr. Thompson survived his injuries but Alexandrea died as a result of her wound. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office ruled her death a homicide as a result of gunshot to the back, perforating her heart.

Also charged with murder in this case is Azuriah Hoskins (DOB 1/25/99). His case is set for a possible bind-over hearing on January 25th at 9:00 A.M. in Hamilton County Juvenile Court before Judge Melissa Powers. Hoskins was a juvenile at the time of the offense.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “I want to thank the Cincinnati Police Department for their hard work on this case in tracking down two of the people who murdered an innocent nine-year-old girl. There are no words harsh enough to describe the murder of a child. I hope that the indictment today will bring some peace to Alexandrea’s family and I want to let them know, as well as our entire community, that we are determined to find and charge anyone else involved with Alexandrea’s murder.”