Judge allows prosecutor to show contested video depicting key moment before Hamilton firefighter's death

  • Source: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
  • Published: 11/13/2017 11:46 PM

Over defense objections, jurors watched a video showing the prosecutor’s version of how Billy Tucker supposedly broke into his uncle’s house before starting the fire that killed a Hamilton firefighter. Tucker and the homeowner, Lester Parker, are on trial for murder and arson in the Dec. 28, 2015 fire and death of Patrick Wolterman. The video, made by Hamilton police, depicts their theory that Tucker broke a lock with a crowbar to get into the cellar. But because police never found certain pieces of the actual broken lock, the defense argued that it would unfairly prejudice the jury against their clients.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe