Man says he's not responsible for niece's death during Over-the-Rhine gunfight- Judge Ethna Cooper Court

Jan. 14, 2020

A man who prosecutors said "pushed" his niece in front of him during a gunfight pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Ohio death row inmate granted hearing to consider new trial in 1994 slaying

Dec. 5, 2019 

Death row inmate Elwood Jones has been granted something unusual in criminal court: the chance to argue for a new trial. Jones, now 67, was convicted in the September 1994 beating death of Rhoda Nathan...

Hamilton County veterans court graduate: 'They all want me to succeed' Judge Ethna Cooper Court

Nov. 23, 2019 

For five decades after his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1970, Gano Gibson lived with undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. After being charged with carrying a concealed weapon, having no prior criminal record, he entered the Hamilton County Veterans Court - led by Judge Ethna Cooper. 

'I can't breathe,' teen told grandmother after being shot 5 times

 Aug. 13, 2019

In 2018, Gregory Thompson Jr. was shot 5 times - dying in his grandmother's arms shortly thereafter. In August 2019, Judge Ethna Cooper sentenced Desean Bowman (17) to 25 years in prison with no possibility of early release...

A man raped his daughters over decades. One gave birth to his children.

July 2, 2019 

A Hamilton County man raped his three daughters over two decades, officials said.

He fathered two children with one daughter. Another became pregnant when she was a teenager, but she had a miscarriage.

Former Police Officer Sentenced for Theft

Jan. 7, 2019

In Early 2019, a former Colerain Township and Forest Park Police Officer pled guilty to stealing prescription drugs from a home while on the job in 2017. After her plea, Judge Ethna Cooper sentenced the former officer to six...

Hamilton County Felony Veteran Treatment Court helps vets out of addiction, homelessness

Dec 03, 2018

Elena Bishop, a veteran of the United States Navy, was the victim of a violent abduction and rape in 2010. Shortly after this incident, Bishop had a drug related run in with the police. Judge Ethna Cooper offered...

Hamilton County Veterans' Court Gets Recertification- Judge Ethna Cooper Court

April 4, 2017

The Hamilton County Veterans' Court, headed by Judge Ethna Cooper, received it’s recertification from the Ohio Supreme Court. The Vet Court, which was the first of its kind in the United States...

Man Who Conned City Sent to Prison

March 5, 2014

In March 2014, Judge Ethna Cooper sentenced a man to three years in prison and ordered him to repay the Cincinnati taxpayers $182,450 after he...