Girl, 49, ‘repeatedly stabbed her 69-year-old retired cop father till he died in a sick scheme to maneuver into his home’
- Bond was set at $1 million on Monday for Liscia Willis, 49, in Cincinnati court docket
- Willis is charged in stabbing dying of her father, James Lee Dunlap, 69
- Police say Willis killed Dunlap as a result of she needed to take over his house
- Dunlap’s physique was present in basement of his Forest Park, Ohio, home on Friday
An Ohio lady fatally stabbed her 69-year-old father as a result of she needed to take over possession of his home, authorities allege.
Liscia Willis, 49, was arrested on Saturday in Forest Park, Ohio, after investigators say she repeatedly stabbed her father, retired Cincinnati police officer James Lee Dunlap, to dying and left his physique within the basement of his house.
A Hamilton County court docket set bond for Willis at $1million on Monday, in keeping with WKRC-TV.
Authorities say that after Willis killed Dunlap, she started shifting her belongings into his house.
Willis is alleged to have deliberate to take over the mortgage on the property, which was in her father’s identify.
Ohio police arrested Liscia Willis (left), 49, within the stabbing dying of her father, James Lee Dunlap (proper), 69
Authorities say Willis stabbed Dunlap repeatedly inside his house. His physique was discovered by police on Friday
Dunlap’s physique was found in his house on Friday after police responded to a wellness examine.
A member of the family requested police to go to the house and check out Dunlap.
Dunlap’s spouse was out of city on the time of the alleged stabbing, in keeping with the Cincinnati Enquirer.
At Monday’s court docket listening to, a struggle practically broke out between relations who’re divided of their assist for Willis and Dunlap, in keeping with WKRC-TV.
Willis’ lawyer, protection legal professional Clyde Bennett, stated his shopper has no felony document or historical past of psychological sickness.
‘You’ve a lady who’s a fairly good lady for 49 years of her life,’ Bennett informed the TV station.
‘And unexpectedly they declare she simply wakened and took a knife and began stabbing her father.
‘That is asinine to me and does not make sense.’
Willis is seen left in court docket together with her legal professional, Clyde Bennett, in Cincinnati on Monday
Hamilton County court docket information point out that Willis has a historical past of civil actions. She has been taken to court docket for quite a few visitors violations, evictions, foreclosures, and different small claims issues.
Dunlap was remembered fondly by the Cincinnati Police Division.
Eliot Isaac, the chief of police, stated: ‘We’re deeply saddened by the dying of retired Police Officer James Lee ‘Skip’ Dunlap.
‘Skip was an incredible police officer and a beloved member of our Division.
‘His dying is a real tragedy and we’re all mourning his loss.
‘Our ideas and prayers exit to his household at this troublesome time.’
Dan Hils, the president of the Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police,stated Dunlap was ‘only a good man and that is so unhappy to listen to about someone that handed and handed on this manner and handed presently of the yr.’
Dunlap joined the drive in 1974 after serving in Vietnam with the Military. He retired in 2002.
‘I used to be a younger policeman,’ Hils stated when requested about assembly Dunlap.
‘I simply keep in mind him as a pleasant gentleman who handled even the younger law enforcement officials with respect and was a form and easy-going avenue policeman.’