May 1, 2016


Albert Fine indicted on aggravated murder charge


ELYRIA — Albert Fine has been indicted on capital aggravated murder charges for the June 28 killing of his girlfriend, Catherine “Kat” Hoholski inside their Lorain apartment.

Fine, 30, faces two counts each of aggravated murder and murder, two counts of abuse of a corpse, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of tampering with evidence, three counts of theft and one count each of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and misuse of a credit card.

Hoholski’s decomposed body was discovered Aug. 8 in the storage area of the Villas of Beau Monde apartment complex following complaints about the odor in the area from residents.

Fine was arrested the next day in Kentucky and later fought extradition back to Ohio to face charges for killing Hoholski.

Lorain police have said Fine confessed to confronting Hoholski inside their apartment and strangling. Police reported fines blood stains in the apartment and noted the bathtub and sink had been “extensively cleaned.”

He later used her cell phone to make it appear as if she was still alive.

Read Friday’s Chronicle for more on this story.

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