CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The man arrested in the murder of a Cleveland firefighter was issued $1 million bond in court Friday morning.
Chad Padgett faces a charge of aggravated murder in the death of off-duty firefighter Lt. William Walker, who was ambushed outside his east side home in November 2013.
Prosecutors said in court Friday that the crime was a "hit," and that Padgett received text messages to kill the firefighter.
Prosecutors also say the Padgett was the boyfriend or ex-boyfriend of Walker's step-daughter.
Padgett pleaded not guilty to the charge, and a court-appointed lawyer was assigned to him.
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