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Man charged with murder for crash into Ohio police officer

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Posted at 9:04 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 21:04:21-04

CINCINNATI  — An Ohio prosecutor will ask a grand jury to have an aggravated murder charge carry the death penalty for a man accused of killing a police officer by crashing into her during a chase.

Hamilton County authorities say the grand jury isn't meeting now because of the coronavirus precautions.

Prosecutor Joe Deters was joined in Cincinnati on Wednesday by Attorney General David Yost to announce the charge against 42-year-old Larry Blankenship.

Springdale officer Kaia Grant was killed March 21 after she was struck while Blankenship was allegedly fleeing police.

No attorney is listed for Blankenship, who remains hospitalized.