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Delaware murder suspect denied bail, defense to file insanity plea

Delaware murder suspect Pemberton and victim Ali.jpg
(Courtesy: Family photo/Delaware County Jail)

DELAWARE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A Delaware man accused of killing his ex's boyfriend has been denied bail.

Bryan Pemberton had his attorney's request rejected by a Delaware County Commons Pleas Court judge Monday afternoon.

“WebelievePembertonisadangertothecommunityandtohisex-girlfriend,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “As such, we requested bond be denied in his case, and thatheremainbehindbarsuntiltrial.”

Pemberton was charged with aggravated murder of 28-year-oldAliAlAzirjawiofHilliard. AlAzirjawihaddrivenhis fiancĂ©e, Catherine “Abby” Scherler to Pemberton’s home in order to pick up her daughter when he was shot and killed outside the house, police said.

Pemberton entered a not guilty plea in court today. His attorney indicated he will be filingamotiontoenteranotguiltybyinsanityplea.

AtrialdatewassetforApril24,2018.

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