PRESS RELEASE, 7/29/2005

Hamilton County Grand Jury returns death penalty indictments in two cases

George Williams of Avondale was indicted for the Aggravated Murder of cab driver, Timothy Deger, in Green Township, on July 19, 2005, at approximately 10:30pm. In addition to Williams, the Grand Jury also indicted his sister, Mary Rosemond, 23, and his cousin, Andre Woodcock, 19, both of Avondale, for Aggravated Murder and Aggravated Robbery with gun specifications. If convicted as the principal offender, Williams could be subject to death by lethal injection. His codefendants are facing life imprisonment with parole eligibility after 20 years on the Aggravated Murder charge and a maximum of 10 years for the Aggravated Robbery plus 3 years on the gun specification. The codefendants would not be eligible for parole for 33 years.

In another incident, Matthew Carrovillano, 19, was indicted for the Rape of a child under 13, Child Endangerment and 2 counts of Aggravated Murder for the rape and murder of 18 month old Kaylee Schnurr. This occurred in his North College Hill residence. KayleeSchnurr was taken to Childrens Hospital where she died on July 23, 2005. The coroner determined her death resulted from blunt trauma to her head. Carrovillano could be sentenced to death if convicted for the Aggravated Murder.

Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters again expressed his concern over the rising wave of violence especially the violence caused by young people in Hamilton County. "It is obvious to everyone that violent crime is out of control in our community, Deters said. When I was elected, I promised to seek the maximum penalty for those involved in such offenses. I have done so in these cases."