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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing officer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A grand jury in Youngstown has indicted a man accused of killing a police officer on an aggravated murder charge with death penalty specifications.

The five-count indictment handed down on Thursday also charges 30-year-old Martin Koliser of Austintown with escape and having a weapon as an ex-con, plus attempted murder and felonious assault in the shooting of another man the same night.

Koliser is accused of killing Youngstown patrolman Michael Hartzell as he investigated the earlier shooting on April 29.

Koliser was arrested in a motel near Tampa, Fla., on April 30. He has waived extradition and is expected to be returned to Ohio soon.

He was released from prison last December after serving six years on a felonious assault conviction.

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