Estelle in court on murder charge

LIMA —A Lima man, charged with the May 5 homicide of Donald Smith, made his initial court appearance in Lima Municipal Court Monday afternoon.

Quintel Estelle, 38, faces one count of murder in connection with the incident which occurred in front of 939 Brice Ave.

According to reports, Smith had been in an altercation with Estelle. Estelle went inside the house and retrieved a gun, firing at least two shots at Smith, hitting him once in the chest.

Estelle will be back in court on Friday morning for a preliminary hearing.

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