Aaron Cody Smith sentenced to 14 years in death of Greg Gunn

Jan 29, 2020

Credit WSFA News

  Former Montgomery police officer Aaron “Cody” Smith has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and must pay court costs and restitution.

Smith was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting death of 59-year-old Gregory Gunn. The charge of manslaughter is a Class B Felony with a sentencing range punishable between two and 20 years.

Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey previously said he would seek the maximum sentence against Smith.

The defense is seeking to appeal the verdict as well as an appeal bond to allow Smith to be out of prison while his case is pending before an appellate court.