PRELIMINARY HEARING SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW WAIVED BY QUENTIN SMITH IN CONNECTION TO DOUBLE MURDERS OF WESTERVILLE POLICE OFFICERS ANTHONY MORELLI AND ERIC JOERING
Posted on 2/28/2018
Defendant: Quentin Lamar Smith
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Quentin L. Smith, age 31, has waived his preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning, March 1, 2018 at 9:00 am in connection to the murders of Westerville Police Officers Anthony Morelli, age 54, and Eric Joering, age 39. “We are in receipt of Smith’s preliminary hearing waiver for his scheduled court hearing tomorrow. Typically following the preliminary hearing date we have 10 days to present a case to the Grand Jury. This waiver gives us up to 60 days to present the case to the Franklin County Grand Jury”, O’Brien stated. “Forensic investigation is continuing and the matter will be presented to the Grand Jury at a later date”, O’Brien further stated.