Bond was set at half-a-million dollars in Barberton Muncipal Court this afternoon for New Franklin murder suspect, 27-year old Raul Benitez Maranon.Maranon, who was arraigned by video from the Summit County jail is charged with the Sunday afternoon shooting death of 61-year old Canton taxi driver Jerry Laury of Canton.
An attorney will be appointed for Maranon who faces an aggravated murder charge. He's due back in court August 17th.
The incident took place at an apartment complex at 5134 South Main Street shortly after 6 o'clock last night. Police say the cab driver, 61-year old Jerry Lauer of Canton, was shot multiple times.
New Franklin Police say they have arrested of New Franklin, following a verbal altercation.
New Franklin Police and the Summit County Medical Examiners Officer are investigating the insident.