Robert Carpenter (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
John Sanders (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
BOND HILL, OH (FOX19) -
A second suspect has been accused of gunning down a college student in Bond Hill last month.
Robert Carpenter, 19, was charged Tuesday with murder in connection with the death of Parris Hummons.
Carpenter’s arrest took place on the same day a first suspect, John Sanders, appeared on court and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. Sanders, 21, of Mount Healthy, is accused of killing Hummons while committing a felonious assault, court records show.
A judge set Sanders’ bond at $3 million. He was on probation for a felony weapons charge at the time of the alleged murder, the judge said.
Hummons, 19, was a Wright State University student with a 3.8 grade point average, according to City Councilman Christopher Smitherman.
"This was an innocent person who was not involved in a life of crime," he told FOX19 NOW. "I have five children and I have children that are of college age and it's just an absolute shame."
The sophomore was found shot when Cincinnati police were called to the 5000 block of Reading Rd. just after 10 p.m. April 16.
She was was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she died.
According to the victim's grandfather, Hummons and a friend were shot in a vehicle on Dale Rd. and drove to the parking lot of Fish Hook and Chicken Carry-Out on Reading Rd.
Carpenter’s case goes to a Hamilton County grand jury for possible indictment on May 12.
"My hope is our prosecutor will prosecute this to the fullest extent of the law," Smitherman said.