CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The caretaker of 61-year-old man with dementia was arrested on a murder charge Friday night hours after police said the man was pronounced dead in his Madisonville home.
Police said they responded to 4500 block of Plainville Road around 6:30 p.m. and found George Cowherd, 61, inside the home unresponsive. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Five hours later they arrested 22-year-old Louis Jefferson, according to police.
Cowherd’s family told FOX19 NOW Jefferson had been taking care of Cowherd, who has dementia, for roughly a year at his home in Madisonville.
Court documents say Jefferson used “blunt force trauma” to cause Cowherd’s death.
Jefferson is held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a murder charge, jail records show.