PRESS RELEASE, 11/15/1006

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. Deters will not file charges in the S&S Deli Homicide


The Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney announced today at a press conference that he will not file charges in the S & S Deli homicide.

On October 23, 2006 at 8:16 p.m., Gary Eden entered S&S Deli located at 4600 Winton Road in Winton Place and attempted to rob the store. Eden hit the store’s owner, Samson Aregawe, on the head with a full can of soda and immediately ran behind the counter towards the owner. Aregawe then pulled a gun from under the counter and shot Eden.

Eden was transferred to University Hospital, where he died two days later. Aregawe was also taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Prosecutor Deters said today, "It is our belief that the victim was acting in self defense and acted reasonably. There will be no presentation to the Grand Jury based upon these facts."