Stories tagged with: Bob Smith

January 14, 2014 - 7:35pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Timothy Daniel, the man accused of shooting and killing 61-year-old Charles Hooper at the South Zanesville Burger King on Oct. 31, represented himself in the courtroom Tuesday.

During opening statements, Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox called Daniel, 34, "cold blooded" for the "violent and unnecessary" death of Hooper, who was eating breakfast in a nearby booth when he heard Daniel and his then-girlfriend, Darlene Bender, arguing. Haddox said in an "...

August 23, 2013 - 12:13pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office said a Zanesville man has changed his plea to guilty in charges that resulted from a failed traffic stop.

Assistant Prosecutor Bob Smith said 35-year-old Eric Thornton pled guilty Friday to receiving stolen property and having a weapon while under disability. Three other charges will be dismissed at sentencing.

Smith said on June 10, 2013 authorities tried to stop a vehicle driven by Thornton. He failed to stop for officers and eventually...

June 11, 2013 - 6:03pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Tuesday morning, a jury of 7 women and 5 men were seated in the trial of Richard Klein. Both the prosecution and the defense made opening statements in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Assistant Prosecutor, Bob Smith described the death of the Klein's two boys as a human tragedy that could have been avoided and told the jury that he's confident Klein and his wife failed to exercise standard care for their children.

"The deaths of these two boys could have been avoided, had the...

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