Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers’ slayings

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Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers’ slayings
Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers’ slayings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds.

Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli. They were responding to a 911 hang-up call at Smith’s home in the Columbus suburb.

Smith is scheduled to make an appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Court records listed no attorney for him ahead of his arraignment.

Smith was wounded during the shooting and then hospitalized. The Columbus Dispatch reports he’s been moved to the county jail.

Meanwhile, people continued paying respects at Westerville’s temporary memorial to the officers. It is expected to be dismantled this week.

Flowers and signs adorn a Westerville Police car at a memorial outside the police department following a procession transporting the bodies of Westerville Police Officer Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli from the Franklin County Coroners Office to the Hill and Moreland funeral homes in Westerville, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
FILE – These undated file photos provided by the City of Westerville, Ohio show Officers Eric Joering, 39, left, and Anthony Morelli, 54, who were fatally shot while responding to a hang-up 9-1-1 call on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. A prosecutor is asking that Quentin Smith, the suspect in the fatal shooting of the two police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli. (City of Westerville via AP, File)
FILE This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Quentin L. Smith, charged with aggravated murder after the deaths of two police officers shot Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, while responding to a 911 hang-up call at a town home in Westerville, Ohio. A prosecutor is asking that Smith be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds.(Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
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