Police arrest girlfriend of Youngstown double-homicide defendant

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Courtney Hall, 30, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Akron

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The girlfriend of a man accused of a double homicide in February was arrested Tuesday on complicity to aggravated murder charges.

Courtney Hall, 30, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at a Ghent Road in Akron and booked into the Mahoning County Jail.

At her arraignment, Assistant City Prosecutor Kathy Thompson said Hall is accused of driving Brunner to and from the murder scene.

Judge Renee DiSalvo set her bond at $1 million.

Hall’s lawyer, Colin Meeker, told the judge he will make arguments about bond at a later date.

Hall is the girlfriend of John Brunner III, 30, who has addresses in Akron and Warren. He is charged with two counts of aggravated murder for the Feb. 29 shooting deaths of Cierra Morris, 25 and her father LeRoy Morris, 58, in their West Judson Avenue home.

Police have not commented on a motive for the slayings other than to say they were the result of a domestic dispute.

Cierra Morris and Brunner had a child together, police said.

Brunner has been in the Mahoning County Jail since his arrest. He waived a preliminary hearing in his case in municipal court and his case is now bound over to a Mahoning County grand jury.

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