Child Slain - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Child Slain

Father arrested in girl's slaying at parochial school

The father of a seven-year-old girl found slain at her New York parochial school has been charged with second-degree murder. Police in Highland Falls, New York, say 27-year-old Chris Rhodes was arrested last night and is being held without bail. A news conference has been scheduled for later today. Highland Falls is 50 miles north of New York City. The body of first-grader Jerica Rhodes was found with stab wounds yesterday morning by an employee at the Sacred Heart of Jesus School. Highland Falls Police Chief Peter Miller tells NBC's "Today" show the father was one of the last people with his daughter and forensic evidence linked him to the killing. Police say Rhodes dropped Jerica off at school and she wasn't seen again until her body was discovered. Rhodes is on probation for a misdemeanor drug offense. His father is a former police chief in Highland Falls.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:10:07 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.Full Story >
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.Full Story >
  • Fired airport official sues to get job back, alleges retaliation, misuse of funds

    Fired airport official sues to get job back, alleges retaliation, misuse of funds

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:09:34 GMT
    Butler County Regional Airport (FOX19 NOW/file)Butler County Regional Airport (FOX19 NOW/file)

    The former longtime administrator of Butler County's airport is suing the county commissioners for wrongful termination.

    Full Story >

    The former longtime administrator of Butler County's airport is suing the county commissioners for wrongful termination.

    Full Story >
  • Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

    Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:13:24 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:09:06 GMT
    (Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic o...(Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic o...
    Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help.Full Story >
    Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly