UPDATE: $10M bond set for suspect in officers’ deaths
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has set the bond at $10 million for a man charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two police officers in Iowa.
Judge William Price set the bond for 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene during Greene’s first court appearance on Friday.
Green was apprehended Wednesday, hours after Des Moines Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Urbandale officer Justin Martin were killed. Both officers were shot in ambush-style attacks while sitting in their cars in separate locations.
If convicted, Green would receive an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. His next hearing is set for Nov. 14.
Greene appeared in pink jail inmate clothing at the hearing, staring straight ahead without saying anything. The hearing took less than a minute in the Polk County Jail, which has a small courtroom.
Greene was released from a hospital Thursday, and he was arrested later in the day after detectives questioned him at the Des Moines police station.