Status Hearing Held for 3 Accused in Death of Richmond Officer Daniel Ellis

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Raleigh Sizemore, Gregory Ratliff, and Carl Banks – three  suspects charged in the murder of Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis – appeared in a Madison County courtroom Friday morning for a status hearing.

According to the circuit clerk’s office, there was a motion filed regarding the constitutionality of seeking the death penalty for Raleigh Sizemore. According to the clerk’s office, there will be a rebuttal hearing to talk about it on March 17th.

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Another status hearing has been scheduled for Sizemore, Ratliff, and Carl Banks for February 24th.

According to police, Officer Ellis was investigating a robbery in Richmond in November of 2015 when he was shot. He died days later at UK hospital from his injuries.