Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Man accused in fatal beating of girlfriend




By Janice Morse
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — Accused of beating his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat, a Hamilton man is confined in the Butler County Jail without bond awaiting a Monday preliminary hearing in Municipal Court.

        Gus Bealer, 46, was arrested early Tuesday on charges of murder, felonious assault and domestic violence.

Bealer
Bealer
        The arrest came about 14 hours after officers, acting on an anonymous tip, discovered the body of Cheryl Hahn, 49, at the couple's residence in the 200 block of South G Street.

        “Officers could see the victim from looking through a window into the residence,” a police report says.

        Authorities say they think she had been beaten to death around 2 a.m. Friday.

        The couple had lived together for about eight years; Mr. Bealer had no previous involvement with city police, said Sgt. Thomas E. Kilgour, Hamilton police spokesman.

        Ms. Hahn's death was Butler County's second allegation of a domestic slaying within three days. Early Sunday, Bambi Wilson, 31, was shot to death in her Trenton home. Her husband, Steve, 28, was charged with aggravated murder.

        Police say neither couple had any reported history of domestic violence.

        Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, Middletown, is handling arrangements for Mrs. Wilson.

       



Alliance looks to doctors for savings
New data lift spirits of school officials
CPS could rise in state categories
Key measure of city's stability is lagging
Restaurants to stay open for fests
Community searches for new direction
Luken may get GOP foe after all
Artists paint the town red
Safety plan formed for road where youths died
Article focuses on local growth
Bank robber held door for customer
2000 census undercounted gays, advocacy groups contend
Court hears expansion foes
Covington agrees on site for jai
Death of boy stumps authorities
Farmers market joins Dry Ridge outlet stores
Ford gives Ali $5 million
Highlands Middle School panel OKs dress code
Houseguest: Man told how he would kill wife
Human services director resigns
- Man accused in fatal beating of girlfriend
Man gets 16 years for spraying acid on 4 people during argument
Mason hires contractors for new municipal center
Mound project transfer questioned
Opposition voiced to YMCA in park
Oxy makers sued for woman's death
Panel votes not to require offering uninsured motorist coverage
CROWLEY: Politics
Senate looks to restore funding vetoed by Taft
Stamps revisit baseball's classic fields
Kentucky News Briefs
Tristate A.M. Report