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D.A. Daryl Bailey Speaks Out on Appeal Bond for Aaron Cody Smith

Aaron Cody Smith (Source: Dale County Sheriff’s Office) Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey has issued a statement following the granting of a $300,000 appeal bond to former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. Smith was sentenced to 14 years in January after being found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn in 2016 while Smith was…

Judge Grants Appeal Bond for Former MPD Officer Aaron Cody Smith

Aaron Cody Smith A retired circuit judge has granted an appeal bond for former Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin granted the motion Friday morning that would allow Smith to be released upon executing a $300,000 professionally secured bond pending an appeal. In addition to the bond, Smith must wear an electronic ankle monitor and will…

Former MPD Officer Aaron Smith Sentenced to 14 Years for Fatally Shooting of Greg Gunn

Former Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith has been sentenced to 14 years. Smith was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn in November. Retired Judge P.B. McLauchlin issued his sentencing ruling Wednesday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Friends, family, and city leaders filled the courtroom for the hearing. “We let the law work in…

Aaron Smith Scheduled to be Sentenced Wednesday

Aaron Cody SmithA judge is scheduled to sentence a former Montgomery police officer who was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on Wednesday. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin set a Jan. 29 sentencing date for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. In November, a jury found Smith guilty of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting…

Sentencing Date Set for Aaron Cody Smith

Alabama News Network has confirmed that a sentencing date has been set for Aaron Cody Smith.  Smith was a Montgomery police officer who shot and killed Greg Gunn in 2016 while Smith was on duty. His sentencing is set for January 29 at 10:30AM in Courtroom 4C of the Montgomery County Courthouse. A jury convicted Smith of manslaughter in Gunn’s…

BREAKING: Reaction from Prosecution, Defense Attorney on Officer Smith Conviction

  Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey and defense attorney Mickey McDermott spoke to reporters moments after Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of Greg Gunn. Bailey says the verdict will bring justice to the Gunn family, but it was not a conviction of the Montgomery Police Department, which he says is…

Mayor Steven Reed Releases Statement on Officer Smith Conviction

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has released a statement following the conviction of Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith for the 2016 shooting death of Greg Gunn. Reed says, “This is a tragedy that we must not forget, we must learn from it, and move forward together to do everything in our power to make sure something like this never happens…

BREAKING: Aaron Smith Guilty of the Manslaughter of Greg Gunn

The jury has found Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith GUILTY of the manslaughter of Greg Gunn. The jury unanimously agreed on the charge of manslaughter. Smith will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing. District Attorney Darryl Bailey says the state will ask for the maximum sentence in the case. The Jury finds the defendant Aaron Cody Smith guilty…

Jury to Decide If Aaron Smith Committed Murder, Manslaughter, or Not Guilty

The jury has heard the testimonies and closing statements. On day 5 of the Aaron Cody Smith murder trial, the jury will start deliberations and decide Smith’s fate. Before deliberations, Judge McLaughlin charged the jury stating, the jury must carefully consider entire evidence in the case and it must be beyond a reasonable doubt of his guilt. While charging the…

Aaron Smith Takes Stand in Murder Trial

On day 4 of the murder trial for former Montgomery police officer, Aaron Cody Smith, Smith takes the stand. Smith is on trial for fatally shooting unarmed black man, Greg Gunn. Smith had been an 3rd shift officer with MPD for about 3 1/2 years. After a brief recess, defense attorney Mickey McDermott called Smith to the stand. He asked…