UNION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A judge set a $1 million bond for a Clermont County man the day after a grand jury indicted him on charges of murder, aggravated murder and rape for the February death of his roommate.
Union Township police found 20-year-old Meagan Fambry dead at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 after Phillip Hamm called Clermont County dispatch and explained what he did in their apartment.
“This morning my roommate and I got in an argument, and I honestly lost my mind and I went off and I choked her and I killed her,” Hamm said in the 911 call . “And it probably happened a few hours ago. Honestly, I don’t know what happened to myself. I really don’t.”
Hamm said the incident took place between 7:30 and 8 a.m. after an evening of attending a house party, drinking and arguing.
Hamm appeared in court Wednesday, March 12 for his bond hearing.
Upon hearing about the grand jury indictment, Fambry's mother, Elizabeth Autry, said she was pleased with Tuesday's decision.
"My thoughts and prayers are with his family," she said.
Hamm is currently being held in Clermont County Jail.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 18.
WCPO reporter Julie O'Neill contributed to this report.