QUENTIN LAMAR SMITH FOUND GUILTY OF ALL COUNTS IN THE AGGRAVATED MURDER OF WESTERVILLE POLICE OFFICERS ANTHONY MORELLI AND ERIC JOERING; DEATH PENALTY PHASE OF TRIAL TO START NEXT WEEK
Posted on 11/1/2019
Defendant: Quentin Lamar Smith
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that following an eleven day jury trial, a Franklin County jury has returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Quentin Lamar Smith, age 32, in connection to the February 10th, 2018 double murders of Officer Anthony Morelli, age 54, and Officer Eric Joering, age 39, that occurred at 312 Crosswind Drive in Westerville as the officers were responding to a 911 domestic violence hang-up call.
The mitigation/sentencing phase for this death penalty case will begin on November 4th, 2019, at 9:30 am in courtroom 5F before Judge Richard Frye at 345 South High Street in downtown Columbus.