Exotic dancer indicted for murder in dragging death

Kristina Hensley (Source: Butler County Sheriff's Office)
Kristina Hensley (Source: Butler County Sheriff's Office)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - An exotic dancer has been indicted for murder and other charges after she allegedly ran over a client with her SUV, then dragged him over a mile.

A Butler County grand jury returned an indicted against Kristina Hensley, 35, of Higginsport, on charges of murder, aggravated robbery, failure to stop after an accident and theft.

Prosecutors say Hensley struck Jae Cho, 31, in front of his Monroe home after he had contacted her through an online service for private dancers. Police say "something" happened that caused Hensley to want to leave quickly, and after hitting Cho, she dragged him for over a mile until she stopped at a gas station. Cho suffered severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hensley faces 15 to life on the murder charges, ten years for aggravated robbery, five years for failure to stop after an accident and 12 months on the theft offense.  The theft offense pertains to a second victim, involving a different incident, which was uncovered during the police department's investigation.

Prosecutors say the two counts of murder involve the same victim - Cho. One alleges the homicide was cause in the commission of aggravated robbery, the other alleges the homicide was cause as a result of a felonious assault with the use of her vehicle.

"It is an event that never should have occurred and Ms. Hensley is responsible for the death of Jae Cho," said Robin Piper, Butler County Prosecutor.

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