Monday, May 26, 2003

Party ends in fatal knifing

By Jane Prendergast
and Erica Solvig
The Cincinnati Enquirer

GREENHILLS - A man was stabbed to death early Sunday after a fight in a home spilled out into the street.

Police arrived at an Andover Road house just after 1 a.m. in response to a 911 call about people fighting. The victim was gone, but police soon got a call from Mercy Hospital in Fairfield about a man who had been stabbed multiple times.

Robert Christian was pronounced dead at the hospital. Investigators were still looking late Sunday for the suspect, Keith L. Lomax, 37.

Charges had not been filed Sunday evening.

Police said neither Lomax nor Christian lived in the brick duplex.

The crime occurred during a birthday party, said Mayor Oscar Hoffmann, who has three relatives who live on Andover.

Police released no other information on Christian.

Hamilton County court records show Lomax, who lived in Roselawn as recently as 2001, was put on probation in 1996 for 18 months after being convicted of drug trafficking.

Investigators ask anyone with information about Lomax to call them at 825-2101.

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