$5M bond for Ohio ex-con charged in girl's deathJanuary 23, 2014 @ 10:39 am
CLEVELAND (AP) - Bond has been set at $5 million for an ex-con charged in the Cleveland death of a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the head while sitting in a vehicle with her mother.
Geoffrey Gurkovich appeared Thursday in Municipal Court on an aggravated murder charge. An attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and the judge sent the case to felony court.
The 32-year-old Cleveland man is accused of killing Jermani (JEHR'-muh-nee) Brooks, who was shot Sunday. Her mother was wounded and hospitalized in fair condition.
Police allege Gurkovich intended to shoot a man who got into an argument with his girlfriend. They say Jermani apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Relatives planned a vigil Thursday, on what would have been Jermani's sixth birthday.
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