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Adam Coy pleads not guilty in death of Andre’ Hill; bond set at $3 million

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Coy was indicted on fees of homicide, felonious assault and dereliction of responsibility.

A former Columbus police officer has entered a plea of not responsible within the capturing demise of Andre’ Hill final 12 months in northwest Columbus.

Adam Coy was arraigned on fees of homicide, felonious assault and dereliction of responsibility Friday afternoon.

A decide set Coy’s bond at $three million. He was additionally ordered no contact with witnesses or different law enforcement officials.

Hill’s daughter Karissa, who was on the arraignment, mentioned she hoped Coy wouldn’t get a bond.

“I hoped he wouldn’t get a bond, however all people deserves a bond. Not less than it was larger,” she mentioned.

Coy’s lawyer, Mark Collins, mentioned the bond set for his shopper, was a quantity virtually unparalleled and referenced the bond for Mount Carmel Dr. William Husel accused of ordering doubtlessly deadly doses of fentanyl for his sufferers 

“In Franklin County, we now have a health care provider accused of killing individuals and he is out on a $1 million bond,” he mentioned.

On Dec. 22, Coy and one other officer had been responding to a report of a suspicious automobile on Oberlin Drive.

Although neither officer turned on their body-worn cameras, a 60-second rollback with no audio was captured Coy approaching an open storage with Hill inside. Authorities later mentioned Hill was on the house visiting a pal.

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Hill emerged from round a automobile with a mobile phone in his left hand. His proper hand was not seen. Seconds later, Coy took out his gun and fired at Hill.

Although the audio was not recorded, the second officer informed investigators Coy yelled “there’s a gun in his different hand” earlier than opening fireplace.

Hill was taken to an area hospital the place he later died. Police didn’t discover a weapon on the scene.

Coy was fired on Dec. 28. The costs towards Coy had been introduced on Feb. three shortly after he was taken into custody.

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