Judge Revokes Bond After Ohio Ex-Doctor’s Plea

A Delaware judge Thursday revoked the $1 million bond for convicted killer Ali Salim. Salim pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Deanna Ballman and her unborn baby last summer.(Photo: MySpace)
A Delaware judge Thursday revoked the $1 million bond for convicted killer Ali Salim. Salim pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Deanna Ballman and her unborn baby last summer.(Photo: MySpace)

A former Ohio doctor who pleaded guilty to killing an expectant mother is headed to jail following a judge’s decision to revoke his $1 million bond.

A bail bondsman had argued that Ali Salim was more likely to flee ahead of sentencing in December following his conviction last month.

Delaware County Judge Duncan Whitney revoked Salim’s bond Thursday after a short hearing.

Whitney rejected arguments from Salim’s attorney, who maintained the bondsman didn’t have legal standing to make the request.

Defense lawyer Sam Shamansky also had argued that Salim, who was on house arrest, had met all his bond conditions.

The 44-year-old Salim faces 37 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 20 in the death last year of Deanna Ballman and her unborn child.

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