Hamm case turned over to Clermont County Grand Jury

March 6th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Phillip Hamm

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Phillip Hamm, a Union Township man who is charged with killing his roommate Meagan Fambry Feb. 15, waived his preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Feb. 24, according to Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris.

Faris said Hamm’s case will now be turned over to the Clermont County Grand Jury.

Faris said his office will take some time to prepare Hamm’s case before it is presented to the grand jury.

He said if they vote to indict the suspect, the case will begin going through Common Pleas Court.

Hamm was arrested Feb. 20 after calling 911 to admit that he had choked and killed Fambry in the apartment the two shared in Union Township.

In the 911 call, which was released by Union Township Police Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, Hamm said that he and Fambry had been arguing after they returned home from a party.

“Last night, well basically this morning, my roommate and I got into an argument,” Hamm said in the call. “And I honestly lost my mind, and I went off, and I choked her and I killed her.”

Union Township police responded to the apartment, located at 3885 Old Savannah Dr., while the communications officer remained on the phone with Hamm.

Hamm was arrested and charged with murder. He remains at Clermont County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Faris said the grand jury will consider the case when it is presented to them, and decide whether or not to indict Hamm.

Faris said the grand jury is made up of a group of nine people who randomly selected from the list of registered voters.

He said seven out of nine of the grand jury members must vote that they believe there is probable cause in a case for the suspect to be indicted.

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