Friday, December 21 2012 4:09 PM EST2012-12-21 21:09:37 GMT
Joseph Tucker Jr. charged in stabbing death of hotel security guard (Source: CPD)
A suspect accused of killing a downtown hotel security guard was indicted on Friday. Joseph Tucker Jr., 35, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, one count of robberyMore >>
Joseph Tucker Jr., 35, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, one count of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery.More >>
Friday, December 14 2012 11:45 PM EST2012-12-15 04:45:16 GMT
Joseph Tucker Jr. (Source: CPD)
Cincinnati Police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of hotel security guard. Police say Joseph Tucker Jr. was arrested on Friday for the death of Richard Campbell, 58. Campbell was foundMore >>
Police say Joseph Tucker Jr. was arrested on Friday for the death of Richard Campbell, 58.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A man has admitted to killing a security guard at the Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel.
Joseph Tucker, 38, admitted in court on Wednesday that he killed Richard Campbell on Dec. 7, 2012, Campbell's 58th birthday.
Tucker pleaded guilty to murder and in exchange had charges of burglary, robbery and aggravated murder dropped. He was immediately sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Prosecutors say Campbell confronted Tucker for being in an area of the hotel that he wasn't supposed to be in. Tucker then pulled a knife and stabbed the man to death.
Campbell was found in an emergency stairwell. Tucker says he was drunk and high on drugs when the murder occurred,but told the judge he "partially" remembered what he did.
"I apologize to the family and the community. It was a tragic mistake," said Tucker.
Tucker was arrested a week after the murder after surveillance video was released. Prosecutors say they found Tucker's DNA on a ring that Campbell was wearing.
"Everyone who came in contact with him, you couldn't help but love him," said Alexandria Davis, Campbell's niece. "He was the nicest person on earth."
A security guard was found stabbed and killed in the Hilton Netherlands Plaza hotel in Downtown Cincinnati.More >>
A security guard was found stabbed and killed in the Hilton Netherlands Plaza hotel in Downtown Cincinnati. Richard Campbell, 58, was found in an emergency staircase on Friday morning. He was an employee of the hotel for 8 years. Friday was also his birthday.More >>