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CA Gang Member Told Detectives He Killed Whittier Officer, Cousin

June 23, 2017  | 

Michael Christopher Mejia told detectives he "smoked" Whittier, CA, Officer Keith Boyer. (Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)
Michael Christopher Mejia told detectives he "smoked" Whittier, CA, Officer Keith Boyer. (Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

An admitted gang member told detectives he "smoked" a Whittier police officer and his own cousin and "shot another cop," according to a tape-recorded interview played in court Thursday during a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial for the killings.

"I guess you guys have everything down — smoked my cousin, smoked the cop. ... I mean, what else do you guys want? I shot another cop," Michael Christopher Mejia said in the interview.

Mejia, 26, is charged with murder for the Feb. 20 killings of Officer Keith Boyer, 53, in Whittier and his own cousin, 47-year-old Roy Torres, in East Los Angeles earlier that day.

The murder charges include the special circumstance allegations of murder of a peace officer in the performance of his duties, murder for the purpose of avoiding arrest and multiple murders, KNBC TV/City News Service reports.


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kevcopaz @ 6/23/2017 2:22 PM

A perfect example of how bad the CA justice system is, Im sure this thug should have been in prison before he was able to kill anyone. Im sure this was not his first offense(s). Additionally this thug admitted freely and Im sure there is other evidence so he should be a fast track to the death chamber. Too bad this system is so screwed up, you can admit it, you can be on video and there can be due witnesses and physical evidence and the system will take 20 years to execute yu. Its a sick joke.

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