Suspect in Toledo cold-case murder was interviewed on TV

Rodney Bunce appeared before a municipal court judge Wednesday morning March 26. The judge set his bond at $500,000 on the charge of aggravated murder.
Rodney Bunce appeared before a municipal court judge Wednesday morning March 26. The judge set his bond at $500,000 on the charge of aggravated murder.
Tosha Coleman-Warren, the victim's granddaughter, is thrilled the suspects have been caught.
Tosha Coleman-Warren, the victim's granddaughter, is thrilled the suspects have been caught.

Update: Rodney Bunce appeared before a municipal court judge Wednesday morning.

The judge set his bond at $500,000 on the charge of aggravated murder.

Bunce and another man, Jerry Hinds Junior, are now accused of stabbing and beating 74-year-old Jessie Coleman to death in his Buffalo Street apartment back in 2005.

Hinds is being held in prison in Florida.

TOLEDO -- Toledo police have arrested two suspects in the murder of Jessie Coleman, 74.

Coleman's body was found March 7, 2005, at 632 Buffalo St. by a family member. On Tuesday, March 25, 2008, police arrested Rodney Bunce and Jerry Hinds, Jr. for their part in Coleman's death.

Family members are happy the suspects have been caught.

"We basically gave up hope. Three years is a very long time," said Tosha Coleman-Warren, the victim's granddaughter. When she heard the suspects had been caught, "I just started screaming, I started calling everybody. First I was shaking, then I started calling everyone I knew."

Both men had been neighbors of Coleman's and had been interviewed by News 11 at the time of the murder. (See attached video of that interview.)

"It makes me angry that they were his neighbors and they were interviewed, and they were on the news talking about how senseless the death was," Coleman-Warren said. "It's just ironic that they would be on the scene when the police arrived to remove my grandfather's body, acting like they're so helpful. And three years later, they were the ones that were arrested. My father put it best. 'This is God's justice.'"

Bunce is in the Lucas County Jail, and Hinds is being held in a correctional facility in Fla.

Updated by LS