Caretaker charged with murder in death of Madisonville man with dementia, family says

Caretaker of Madisonville man charged with murder

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.

George Cowherd, 61
George Cowherd, 61 (Source: Couch, Erin)

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.

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