Last week, a jury convicted Quentin L. Smith of two counts of aggravated murder with death specifications in the Feb. 10, 2018, shooting deaths of Westerville Division of Police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli

On Wednesday, the same jury decided to spare his life. They recommended that Smith be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for purposely killing Joering and Morelli.

The jurors deliberated less than four hours before reaching the sentencing decision. They were unable to unanimously agree on a death sentence, which left them with three other choices: life in prison without parole, life with no chance of parole for 25 years or life with no chance of parole for 30 years.

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