"We are dealing with a case where one of the witnesses has already been murdered," prosecutor Lance Pope said Monday in Hamilton County Criminal Court. "Not died. Not passed away from natural causes. Ms. Bianca Horton was murdered. She was one of the two witnesses who identified the defendant as the perpetrator."
Since Horton, 26, was found dead on the 2100 block of Elder Street in late May, authorities have speculated she was killed for cooperating with police and prosecutors.