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High bond for man charged with murdering ex-girlfriend

Alberto Medina is accused of murdering ex-girlfriend arrested. (Source: WOIO) Alberto Medina is accused of murdering ex-girlfriend arrested. (Source: WOIO)
Victim Malorie Ferrell. (Source: Family) Victim Malorie Ferrell. (Source: Family)
Friends and family mourned Malorie at a vigil. (Source: WOIO) Friends and family mourned Malorie at a vigil. (Source: WOIO)
Alberto Medina charged with murder. (Source: Cleveland Police) Alberto Medina charged with murder. (Source: Cleveland Police)

A judge added $250,000 to an accused murder's $3 million bond.

Alberto Medina, 32, was charged with murder earlier this month. The $250,000 is for a previous domestic violence charge.

Medina is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Malorie Ferrell, around 12:00 a.m. on September 9.  

Officers responded to 1786 E. 33rd Street for a woman shot. When they got there, they found the 28-year-old with several gunshot wounds. 

She was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment where she died. Investigators were able to speak with Ferrell before she passed. Then police arrested Medina.

Police believe that this is a domestic violence incident. Neighbors on East 33rd Street said they heard the shots. 

"Heard about five or six gunshots in succession, then I heard three more," said witness Robert Kass. 

Witnesses also said all three of her children were inside when she was shot. 

"Then the kids came running out saying Papi shot Mama," Kass said. 

Family told 19 Action News that Ferrell worked hard to support the children she shared with the suspect by working as a nursing assistant. 

"She took care of her kids and was also going to school to try and better herself," said Don Shear, a friend of Ferrell's. 

Her loved ones and neighbors both said this is not the first time the suspect has been violent with Ferrell. 

"She kicked him out after he beat her with a hammer, got stitches above her eye. She said enough is enough," added neighbor Dale Arbogast. 

Friends and family of the victim remembered her Tuesday night at a vigil outside of her home. 

They chanted,"Who do we love, Malorie! Who do we love, Malorie!"

"Now she's an angel floating over all of us," said one vigil attendee. 

Prosecutors have also filed papers for a high bond to keep suspect in jail due to his "history of violence".

Medina's next court date has not been set.

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