New Details In Brutal Murder

New Details In Brutal Murder

There are 128 comments on the WKRC-TV Cincinnati story from Jan 11, 2006, titled New Details In Brutal Murder. In it, WKRC-TV Cincinnati reports that:

There is new information on a gruesome holiday murder in Clermont County. Late Wednesday, a Clermont County Grand Jury indicted 27 year-old Jeffrey Eberle on aggravated murder charges in the December 15 death ...

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Rebecca Waits

Dayton, OH

#1 Jan 12, 2006
This young man just got out of prison for a hate crime in Oxford. He received six yrs.

Beating case goes to grand jury
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Suspects blame each other in Oxford attack

BY STEVE KEMME
The Cincinnati Enquirer
OXFORD - Steve R. Cole and Jeffrey E. Eberle, both charged in the brutal beating of a Miami University student last month, accused each other of hitting the student in the head with an ax handle, a police detective testified Friday.

But their two companions said Mr. Cole wielded the ax handle, said Oxford Police Detective Dennis Barter during a preliminary hearing in Butler County Area I Court.

Mr. Cole and Mr. Eberle each admitted to punching and kicking Christopher Jason Kindinger in the head as he lay on the ground, said Detective Barter, who interviewed them after they were arrested. After hearing testimony from Oxford Police Officer Gregory Moore, Judge Patricia Oney ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the case to a Butler County grand jury.

Mr. Cole, 18, of Oxford, and Mr. Eberle, 19, of Loveland, are charged with felonious assault. They are accused of yelling racial and anti-homosexual slurs during the attack.

Both are being held at Butler County Jail.

U.S. Attorney Sharon Zealey said Friday that she hasn't decided whether to file federal charges against Mr. Cole and Mr. Eberle. Doctors had to rebuild Mr. Kindinger's left cheekbone and eye socket. He is recovering in his New Boston, Ohio, home.

The attack occurred about 3 a.m. Jan. 19, while Mr. Kindinger, 19, and his friend, Brad Waite, were walking on East Vine Street in Oxford.

Detective Barter said Mr. Cole told him that he, Mr. Eberle and two other friends were cruising,''looking for someone to attack.'' Mr. Cole said Mr. Eberle struck Mr. Kindinger with the ax handle and that he kicked Mr. Kindinger eight to 10 times.

Mr. Eberle said Mr. Cole swung at Mr. Waite with the ax handle and missed, and then hit Mr. Kindinger in the head, Detective Barter said.

''Mr. Eberle said he kicked and punched Mr. Kindinger in the head,'' he said.''Mr. Cole swung the ax handle at Mr. Kindinger when he was on the ground and missed, striking Mr. Eberle in the leg. That caused Mr. Eberle to stop kicking.''

Detective Barter said the driver of the car, Ryan Goodman, and another passenger, Jason Kelly, said Mr. Cole hit Mr. Kindinger with the ax handle.



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Chris Kindinger

Ridge Spring, SC

#2 Jan 21, 2006
Holy Shit!!! Justice comes to those who wait, I suppose... Hard to believe I was brutally beaten by a murderer and live to tell about it... but what is there to say?
Rebecca Waits wrote:
This young man just got out of prison for a hate crime in Oxford. He received six yrs.

Beating case goes to grand jury
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Suspects blame each other in Oxford attack

BY STEVE KEMME
The Cincinnati Enquirer
OXFORD - Steve R. Cole and Jeffrey E. Eberle, both charged in the brutal beating of a Miami University student last month, accused each other of hitting the student in the head with an ax handle, a police detective testified Friday.

But their two companions said Mr. Cole wielded the ax handle, said Oxford Police Detective Dennis Barter during a preliminary hearing in Butler County Area I Court.

Mr. Cole and Mr. Eberle each admitted to punching and kicking Christopher Jason Kindinger in the head as he lay on the ground, said Detective Barter, who interviewed them after they were arrested. After hearing testimony from Oxford Police Officer Gregory Moore, Judge Patricia Oney ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the case to a Butler County grand jury.

Mr. Cole, 18, of Oxford, and Mr. Eberle, 19, of Loveland, are charged with felonious assault. They are accused of yelling racial and anti-homosexual slurs during the attack.

Both are being held at Butler County Jail.

U.S. Attorney Sharon Zealey said Friday that she hasn't decided whether to file federal charges against Mr. Cole and Mr. Eberle. Doctors had to rebuild Mr. Kindinger's left cheekbone and eye socket. He is recovering in his New Boston, Ohio, home.

The attack occurred about 3 a.m. Jan. 19, while Mr. Kindinger, 19, and his friend, Brad Waite, were walking on East Vine Street in Oxford.

Detective Barter said Mr. Cole told him that he, Mr. Eberle and two other friends were cruising,''looking for someone to attack.'' Mr. Cole said Mr. Eberle struck Mr. Kindinger with the ax handle and that he kicked Mr. Kindinger eight to 10 times.

Mr. Eberle said Mr. Cole swung at Mr. Waite with the ax handle and missed, and then hit Mr. Kindinger in the head, Detective Barter said.

''Mr. Eberle said he kicked and punched Mr. Kindinger in the head,'' he said.''Mr. Cole swung the ax handle at Mr. Kindinger when he was on the ground and missed, striking Mr. Eberle in the leg. That caused Mr. Eberle to stop kicking.''

Detective Barter said the driver of the car, Ryan Goodman, and another passenger, Jason Kelly, said Mr. Cole hit Mr. Kindinger with the ax handle.



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Anonynous

Wilmington, OH

#3 Jan 22, 2006
Chris Kindinger wrote:
Holy Shit!!! Justice comes to those who wait, I suppose... Hard to believe I was brutally beaten by a murderer and live to tell about it... but what is there to say?

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I thought that, in our country, it was prosecute, not persecute. For those of you who don't know, that means innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.
ANONYNOUS TOO

Bridgeport, WV

#4 Jan 23, 2006
Anonynous wrote:
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I thought that, in our country, it was prosecute, not persecute. For those of you who don't know, that means innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.
You are exactly right, it's wonderful that people like you are still out there
Friend of Michael

Aurora, IN

#5 Jan 24, 2006
Chris Kindinger wrote:
Holy Shit!!! Justice comes to those who wait, I suppose... Hard to believe I was brutally beaten by a murderer and live to tell about it... but what is there to say?

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Obviously someone made a mistake on releasing him.He is very sick to do the things he has done. But my relief comes from seeing him crying for his life when he had no reguard for your life Chris and for my dear friend Michael Fish. Justice will be served only when he is put to death after many many years on DEATH ROW waiting to die, while being haunted by images of what he has done. God Bless
Old acquaintance of Jeff

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jun 21, 2006
Friend of Michael wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously someone made a mistake on releasing him.He is very sick to do the things he has done. But my relief comes from seeing him crying for his life when he had no reguard for your life Chris and for my dear friend Michael Fish. Justice will be served only when he is put to death after many many years on DEATH ROW waiting to die, while being haunted by images of what he has done. God Bless
I absolutely agree!!! I went to the same high school during the same time that Jeff did. He never really had any regard for others and never took into consideration the consequences of his actions. To the victims and their family members that Jeff has so recklessly devastated, I sincerely regret the irreparable harm that he has done.
unknown

United States

#7 Jul 21, 2006
I guess Michael Fish murdered himself????
Anonynous wrote:
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I thought that, in our country, it was prosecute, not persecute. For those of you who don't know, that means innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.
Unknown

Dayton, OH

#8 Jul 21, 2006
Unknown,

Glad to see there are more people thinking like you do!
John

Dallas, TX

#9 Jul 27, 2006
Innocent until proven guilty. They both admitted to the hate crime, who really cares who used the handle and who didn't. THe fact that matters is they did a horrible thing and they deserve both to get punished equally. And when you admit to doing something like that, in my mind the trial is a waste of money, it should be nothing but sentencing.
unknown

Wilmington, OH

#10 Aug 5, 2006
I believe that we are innocent until proven guilty. The facts need to come out and all individuals involved need to be punished. Our system singles out one person and stops searching for what really happened. As in our several articles published lately, it does not matter if the person charged really did the deed rather it becomes a murder solved and people are locked innocent or guilty.
unknown

Newport, KY

#11 Aug 7, 2006
unknown wrote:
I believe that we are innocent until proven guilty. The facts need to come out and all individuals involved need to be punished. Our system singles out one person and stops searching for what really happened. As in our several articles published lately, it does not matter if the person charged really did the deed rather it becomes a murder solved and people are locked innocent or guilty.
This is how our system works. There must be enough evidence to lock him up. The jury will decide his fate. Sounds like you know more than you are saying. Were you there when it happened?
no name

Hamilton, OH

#13 Aug 10, 2006
isn't this what happens in drug deals???
sar

Springfield, OH

#14 Aug 10, 2006
yes it does but come on does anybody deserve to die the way he did. He was a person, yes he did some things but thats not who he was. He was an average person like you and me just trying to make it the only way he knew how. He didn't deserve to die and he especially didn't deserve to die the way he did. If you would've known him and cared for him in the way that we did then you would want this motherfucker to fry to
sar

Springfield, OH

#15 Aug 10, 2006
Believe me I'm gonna be in the front row right next to his family watching that fucker die with the biggest smile on my face
Jacinda

Orange Park, FL

#16 Aug 11, 2006
Michael Fish is my 2nd cousin, by marriage. He most certainly didn't deserve what happened to him. It's a shame that people do such unbelievable things to other people. I really don't have words for what they did to him, I am still shocked when I think about it. They must pay the maximum, especially since they seem to have done something similar before. Thank God Chris survived his attack, too bad my cousin didn't. Peace & love to all of Mike's family & friends.
anonymous

United States

#17 Sep 8, 2006
I have Michael's family in my prayers and I just want to say that what Jeff did was absolutely horrible. How can someone do this to another person? It was definitely pre meditated work and Jeff should fry for what he did. He doesn't have to worry about just that though, he should be worrying about the man upstairs after he gets the death penalty. Good luck with that I hope you fry for all of eternity. This is completely psychotic behavior and whoever helped him should fry with him.
anonymous

Orange Park, FL

#18 Sep 12, 2006
What happened to Michael Fish is horrible. What everyone needs to remember is that we do have a justice system and you are innocent until proven guilty. Circumstances are not always how they appear, unless you were there when Fish died you can't say. How many times have we seen people released from jail from being wrongly accused and convicted?
unknown

Wilmington, OH

#19 Sep 16, 2006
With no DNA in this case how can we be sure who committed this murder. Can you be sure? How many drug dealers are involved in this case?
Cincinnati

Newport, KY

#20 Sep 16, 2006
You don't need DNA. In fact a lot of cases are proven without DNA. Time line, receipts,video,and cell phone records, etc. They can even tell where you are when you make a cell call and all witness statements. The jury will decide. My prayers are with the family of Mike Fish. I'm sure you will get justice, even though it will never take away the pain.
Cincinnati

Newport, KY

#21 Sep 16, 2006
P.S. You must be close to the case. How do you know there is not any DNA?

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