PRESS RELEASE, 9/12/2014

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces capital indictment in death of 2-year-old

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Colerain Township resident Amond J. Rainey (DOB 10/9/86) in the August 27th death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old son Josiya Eves.  Rainey is charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder and 1 count of Murder.  If convicted of Aggravated Murder, he faces the death penalty.

Rainey was babysitting his girlfriend’s toddler at her Cumminsville residence on August 25th while his girlfriend was at work.  He called 911 at approximately 12:20 p.m. to inquire about the medical significance of one pupil being bigger than the other.  Before he could get any medical advice from 911, he hung up.  At approximately 12:49 p.m., Rainey takes the child to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Emergency Room and reports that the child is having difficulty breathing.

The child is examined, admitted and died on August 27thThe child had 3 separate skull fractures, brain swelling, retinal hemorrhages, a lacerated liver and multiple bruises. 

The Hamilton County Coroner ruled the death a homicide as the result of multiple head trauma with associated brain injury and a lacerated liver. 

Prosecutor Deters commented, “Another babysitting boyfriend murders an innocent child.  It is impossible to understand how anyone could treat another person like this much less an innocent baby.  These cases are the most heart breaking cases that we see and everyone should be outraged by this type of behavior.”