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Kirkland faces another murder charge

Anthony Kirkland (Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Anthony Kirkland (Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced in a press conference Monday afternoon that additional charges have been filed against suspected serial killer Anthony Kirkland.

Kirkland is now a suspect in the December 2006 murder of Kimya Rolison, 27. Her skeletal remains were found in June of 2008 in North Fairmount.

Kirkland's new charges include murder and gross abuse of a corpse.

Deters credited the Cincinnati Police Department and the Hamilton County Coroner's Office for connecting Kirkland to Rolison's murder.

Deters says Rolison was a mother of two. She was acquanited with Kirkland prior to her death.

Kirkland is already considered a suspect in the murders of three women - Esme Kenney, 13, Casonya Crawford, 14, and Mary Jo Newton, 45. He was also convicted of killing another woman, Leola Douglas, back in 1987. He also faces charges of aggravated robbery and gross abuse of a corpse.

The murders of Esme Kenney and Casonya Crawford carry a possible death sentence. The murders of Mary Jo Newton and Kimya Rolison carry the possibility of life in prison.

"We may find out that this is one of the most hideous predators we have ever dealt with," Deters said of Kirkland.

Kirkland was recently found competent to stand trial for Kenney's murder. Deters says Kirkland knows what he's doing.

"When he murders someone, he knows wrongfulness of it," said Deters. "His attempt at concealment indicates he knows the wrongfulness."

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