Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:52:21 GMT
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The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
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BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Dash cam video obtained by FOX19 shows the interaction
between law enforcement officers and Brown County inmate Zachary Goldson less
than an hour before he died. His death has now been ruled a homicide by the
local coroner, Dr. Judith Varnau.
When the squad car arrives, we see Goldson outside a
hospital being handcuffed after he'd attacked the deputy who was supposed to
transport him back to jail.
"I've got to go in there and get my eye checked," the deputy
"What'd he do?" another officer asked him.
"Stabbed me with something," the deputy answered.
"I don't have anything to stab anybody with," Goldson said
"I'd like to break your f****** neck right now," one of the
officers can be heard saying.
About twenty seconds later, the officers pull Goldson up off
the grass in handcuffs and cart him off to a nearby sheriff's squad car. At one
point, Goldson said, "I didn't mean to!"
Soon after, you can hear an officer saying, "Yeah, that
motherf*****'s getting a welcome party when we get to the jail. How would you
like that, motherf*****?"
According to coroner's office documents obtained by FOX19,
Goldson likely died within the hour. The coroner and her investigators don't believe
that Goldson committed suicide, despite a photograph after his death showing a
neatly cut sheet hanging from a sprinkler in Goldson's cell, while another
photograph shows a piece of bed sheet around his neck.
In a document called "Technical Explanations of
Determinations," which the coroner's office allowed FOX19 to take notes from
but not photocopy, Dr. Varnau writes that a nylon strap is more consistent with
the injuries on Goldson's neck than a sheet.
She writes that deputies or jailers may have used such a
strap "to possibly hog-tie Mr. Goldson to handcuffs behind his back or to leg
However, that might have caused him to suffocate without
authorities realizing it, Dr. Varnau suggests.
"The more he would struggle, the tighter the strap would get
around his neck to choke him out," the document says.
FOX19 went to the Brown County Sheriff's Office today to
request an interview with Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger. We were told he was not
there. And we did not hear back from the sheriff after leaving our contact
Goldson's mother, Christy Dennis, tells FOX19 that her son
was arrested six days before his death for shooting across a highway at a
target. She said her son told her in a letter from jail that he had a prior
felony and wasn't allowed to have a gun. He wrote that he likely faced at least
five years in prison.
The case is now in the hands of Ohio's Bureau of Criminal
Investigation. And Dennis is pressing for answers about what happened at the
Brown County Jail before Goldson died.
"Because he was my son," she said. "And he was only
24-years-old. And he had a long life to live. And it wasn't fair that it got
taken away from him."
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >