Man arrested in connection to cold case killing

Posted at 11:39 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 11:41:37-04

CINCINNATI – Hamilton County deputies arrested a man this week wanted in connection to a 2008 cold case murder.

A grand jury indicted Kyrie Maxberry, 28, on a charge of felonious assault with gun specifications in connection to the death of Lester Parker Jr. in Lincoln Heights in November 2008.

Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested Maxberry without incident, deputies said.

Another man, 24-year-old Patrick Hill, was also indicted on charges of felonious assault and murder in Parker’s death. Hill has been locked up since 2014 on unrelated robbery charges.

Parker’s sister, Nikol Brown, previously said her "heart just skipped a beat" when she learned of the indictment.

"I didn't know what to think -- I thought I was reading the wrong stuff," she said. "I was just in shock."

Parker had been included in a deck of “cold case” playing cards distributed in Ohio jails.

Maxberry is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center pending arraignment.