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Police arrest Hamilton man accused of killing daughter

HAMILTON, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Hamilton Police arrest the suspect in a double homicide early Wednesday morning. Alfred Rutherford is accused of shooting his daughter and another man to death.

Investigators were called to a home in the 2700 block of Hilda just off Laurel Avenue at 2:24 a.m.  They found Lacey Rutherford and 41-year-old Steve Watkins of Wilmington dead.

Lacey's mother called 911 to say her husband shot Lacey in the throat with a shotgun. Lacey's six-year-old son was in the home and could be heard crying in the background. The mother says Alfred and Lacey had been fighting before the shooting.

When officials arrived on the scene they thought there was only one victim.  When they searched the home they found Watkins. 

Rutherford left the scene but a tip helped police locate him.  Police found Rutherford at Joyce Park in Hamilton.  Several people witnessed the incident, some of them children at the sleepover. 

Rutherford faces two murder charges and obstructing official business.

 

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