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Quentin Smith, who shot and killed Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering in February 2018, was found guilty on all charges by a jury on Friday. 

The sentencing phase of the trial, when Smith’s punishment is decided, began at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Since Smith was found guilty of purposefully killing a police officer and two or more people, his defense will have to argue against giving him the death penalty.  

To learn more about the case, read our initial coverage. 

UPDATE: After hearing from Smith's defense on their client's mental illness, violent history, and abusive childhood, a jury recommended a punishment of two life sentences without the possibility of parole. The judge will give Smith this sentence in about two weeks.