CLEVELAND (WJW) — The daughter of Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick spoke out in court in a hearing for the man accused of hitting and killing her father on I-90 on Nov. 19.
Falon Tetrick made an emotional plea to the judge during Leander Bissell‘s arraignment on Wednesday.
“I would like to ask the court for a $1,000,000 bond based on Mr. Bissell’s prior records,” she said. “The fact that he fled the scene, he was inebriated and he killed my father.”
Investigators say Bissell drove by an accident scene, hit Firefighter Tetrick and then sped off. Police later found his car and arrested him.
Bissell, 40, was charged by a Cuyahoga County grand jury with murder, felonious assault, aggravated vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, failure to stop after an accident and failure to comply.
Bissell pled not guilty Wednesday. A judge set his bond at $500,000.
Cuyahoga County prosecutors say the death was a felony with a deadly weapon.
Bissell’s pre-trial date is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.
Funeral services were held over the weekend for Tetrick.