Murder suspect admits to strangling woman found dead on Government Square: court docs

Murder suspect admits to strangling woman found dead on Government Square
Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 5:07 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2023 at 10:23 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 33-year-old man is under arrest on a murder charge after he admitted to strangling the 51-year-old woman found dead on Government Square in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, court records show.

Robert Harris was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center late Monday and held without bond until his arraignment Tuesday.

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Ted Berry set his bond at $175,000 at 10%, which means only $17,500 has to be paid as bail for his release, court records show.

The name of the woman killed was not released Monday and so far Tuesday.

She was found dead shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Cincinnati police roped off a portion of Government Square at Fifth and Main streets while they investigated.

Harris’s admission to strangling the woman was corroborated by preliminary results of an investigation by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

A motive for the attack was not disclosed in court records.

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