CLEVELAND — 18-year-old Tamara McLoyd, the woman charged in the shooting death of Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek, was back in court Thursday morning for an arraignment hearing where she pleaded not guilty in the case.
The judge then issued a bond of $5 million. The prosecution, however, had requested McLoyd be held without bond by arguing she "certainly presents a serious risk of harm to the community."
McLoyd is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Thursday, Jan. 20.
“This crime is captured on video," the prosecution also noted Thursday. "This defendant was arrested later the same evening into the early morning hours of the next day with a revolver on her person. She did ultimately confess to shooting officer Bartek with that particular revolver."
We streamed the entire court hearing, which you can watch in full below:
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McLoyd had made her first court appearance in the case last week before Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley also announced these 10 charges against her:
- Two counts of aggravated murder
- Two counts of murder
- Two counts of felonious assault
- One count of aggravated robbery
- One count of grand theft
- One count of having weapons under disability
- One count of petty theft
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Her arraignment hearing comes two days after officer Bartek was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Bartek, 25, was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 4300 block of Rocky River Drive around 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. He was a two-year veteran with the Cleveland Police Department.
“Shane proudly served the 5th District and was a member of the ‘145,’ according to his obituary. “He was an avid basketball and soccer enthusiast. Shane was one to never miss an opportunity to spend quality time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.”
Another suspect in the case – Anthony Butler Jr. – was arrested following a chase involving officer Bartek’s stolen vehicle. He’s charged with fleeing, receiving stolen property and other traffic-related allegations.