Mahoning judge sets bond for man charged with 2012 murder

YOUNGSTOWN — Bond has been set for a Youngstown man charged with a murder on the East Side late last year, but he still will not be getting out of jail without posting a significant amount of cash.

Jamel Smith, 20, of Kimmel Street, appeared today before Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a bond hearing on the murder charge. There was no bond set on the charge at the time of his arraignment.

Smith is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Oneil Williams of Pontiac, Mich. Officers found Williams dead inside a two-story home on Atkinson Avenue on Nov. 20. He had been shot multiple times.

Judge Sweeney set bond at $250,000 for Smith. He would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be let out of the county jail.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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