CINCINNATI — Surveillance video released by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office Thursday shows the moments leading up to a deadly Aug. 31 hit-and-run outside a Kroger. An indictment filed Thursday charged Taahviya Chapman, 24, with two counts of murder, one count of aggravated murder, two counts of felonious assault, one count of attempted murder, and one count of endangering children.
Court documents allege Chapman intentionally drove into two people outside of the Kroger store near Spring Grove Avenue on Aug. 31. Christopher Scott Griffith, 58, was one of two people hit. He died at UC Medical Center several hours after the crash. Another man, Jawon Khalid Lunsford, suffered a broken leg. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said during a press conference Thursday the incident took place due to jealousy.
“While he was in Kroger, she apparently went through his cell phone and believed that he had been in an inappropriate relationship with her sister,” he said. “As Jawan left Kroger, she took this 3-ton vehicle and plowed into him and plowed into Christopher Griffith — an innocent man, on a cane, walking across a crosswalk to get to Kroger.” Surveillance video shows Chapman allegedly getting out of the disabled vehicle and running toward Lunsford. She is held on a $500,000 bond.
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