PRESS RELEASE, 6/20/2014

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in aggravated vehicular homicide case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Anderson resident Larry A. Molloy (DOB 10/18/72) for 2 counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (Felony 2 and Felony 3), 1 count of Child Endangering (Felony 4) and 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 12 ½ years in prison with 8 years possible mandatory prison time on the Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (Felony 2).  He also faces a life time driver’s license suspension.

On Sunday afternoon March 9th, Molloy drove his teenage son and 2 of his friends to Newport on the Levee.  On the way back into Ohio, at approximately 5:15 p.m., while proceeding eastbound on I-275, Molloy was driving his 2003 Mercedes Benz SUV in excess of 100 mph in a posted 65 mph zone while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  He lost control of his car and hit a guardrail.  Damien Henderson, the driver side rear seat passenger was ejected from the vehicle.  He was transported to Mercy Hospital Anderson where he was pronounced dead.   Mr. Henderson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.  Molloy, his son and the other passenger were not injured. 

The Child Endangering charge is elevated due to Molloy’s past conviction for Child Endangering in a May 2007 case when he was convicted of driving under the influence with his child in the car.  

Molloy is charged with Tampering with Evidence for throwing cans of Mike’s Hard Lemonade off the overpass after the collision.  

Prosecutor Deters said, “What a tragedy for Damien’s family to lose their son to such irresponsible behavior.  Drinking to excess and speeding is a guaranteed recipe for disaster.  ”