Media exec found murdered

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Cassandra Betts, a 25-year-old marketing manager at Cincinnati media independent Empower MediaMarketing, was murdered Dec. 21, allegedly by a former boyfriend.

Ms. Betts, who was pregnant, had been shot in the head in the front seat of her car. She was found by her 7-year-old daughter, who had fallen asleep in the back seat. The car was still running and was parked outside a repair shop near Cincinnati.

Police charged Tony Ringer, 30, a former boyfriend of Ms. Betts, with aggravated murder on Dec. 23, the day he was scheduled to marry another woman. Mr. Ringer owns a barber shop frequented by professional athletes, several of whom posted his $500,000 bond.

Copyright December 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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