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Prosecutor Joe Deters: A very bizarre year


In his 30-plus years a prosecutor, Hamilton County District Attorney Joe Deters has pretty much seen it all - but 2015 might just take the cake. He sat down with FOX19 NOW and reflected on what he calls a “bizarre” year in Cincinnati.

See his interview in the video above or at this link.

Deters has prosecuted several high-profile cases this year. Below are some stories that stand out:

Baby beheading

Deasia Watkins is accused of beheading her own 3-month-old daughter Janiyah in March. Deters described the situation as "one of the most disturbing cases I've ever seen in my life."

Parents accused of starvation, beating

A 2-year-old child died after her parents, Andrea Bradley and Glen Bates, took her to the hospital with bite marks, bruises, belt marks and broken teeth in April. Bradley allegedly tried to sew the toddler's head up with a needle and thread. Deters

“The bottom line is there are some parents that should not be parents at all,” Deters said of the Glenaria Bates case.

Munchausen Mom

In January, Deters presented photos to a judge that allegedly showed a mother injecting bodily fluids into her ill child’s IV bag at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Candida Fluty is suspected to have suffered from a mental disorder called Munchausen by proxy.

Cop charged with murder

Deters didn’t mince words when announcing the high-profile murder indictment of UC police officer Ray Tensing. He described Tensing’s traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Sam DuBose as the most "asinine" move he's ever seen a law enforcement officer make.

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