Death penalty sought for quadruple murder suspect

Posted at 9:54 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 12:36:03-04

CINCINNATI — An Avondale man accused of killing four people last month could face the death penalty.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced a death penalty indictment in the case of 42-year-old Alto Miles on Friday morning.

Miles is charged with four counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of William Bowen III, 28; Michael Eves, 47; Briggett Carter, 56 and Tasia Mason, 35.

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Investigators said Miles shot and killed the four people at two separate crime scenes on April 10. Authorities found Bowen and Eves shot to death at about 4:10 a.m. on Reading Road near Glenwood Avenue, and police found Carter and Mason shot dead at about 5:40 p.m. inside an apartment on Clinton Springs Avenue.

Deters said the evidence against Miles is “overwhelming.”

“The defendant, upon arrest, told investigators that had they not stopped him, he would have continued to kill,” Deters said.

Deters previously told WCPO that Miles had been in prison a year and a half ago. Mason was an ex-girlfriend of Miles, but Deters said he believes the other victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Miles is being held on a $4 million bond. The case will now go to a judge.