PRESS RELEASE, 4/7/2016

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in Kelsie Crow murder

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Rico Mosley (DOB  1/15/97) in the April 4, 2015 murder of Kelsie Crow.  Mosley was indicted today on 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) and 4 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2).   If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison.

Last April Kelsie was leaving a Saturday night Sweet 16 party at the YMCA at 2840 Melrose Avenue when she was shot and killed while driving her vehicle.  She was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she died a short time later.  The Hamilton County Coroner ruled her death a homicide by means of a gunshot wound. 

Two other juvenile victims also shot at the scene survived.   Kelsie and the other two juveniles who were shot were not believed to be intended targets.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “The gratuitous use of firearms by young violent criminals is out of control.  And it is unacceptable. 

The mentality of aiming a gun toward a group of people and mindlessly firing it would boggle any rational person’s mind.

Our prayers go out to Kelsie’s family and friends for their horrible and tragic loss.”

“We worked tirelessly to follow every possible lead to determine Mr. Mosley’s role in the death of Kelsie Crow. Our investigators treat this and every homicide investigation with the highest priority for the victim’s family and the impact violence has on our community,” said Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac.  “Cooperation from the community, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hamilton County Coroner’s office is paramount to bring closure to the families that are deeply affected by these types of tragedies.  Through our new witness advocate program we want more witnesses to come forward to help solve cases.  We want to encourage the community, if they see something, say something!”