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Mich. Cop Killer Gets Life, Claims Innocence

November 29, 2011  | 

A defiant man convicted of fatally shooting a Taylor (Mich.) Police officer received a life sentence without parole eligibility, and took exception to claims that he committed a cowardly act.

Tyress Mathews, 37, made a militant, wide-ranging statement in court that included claims that he was not guilty, reports the Detroit News.

Mathews ambushed Cpl. Matthew Edwards, who was investigating an apartment burglary the morning of June 23, 2010. Mathews shot the officer in the head at point-blank range, and stood over him, firing more rounds.

Authorities traced the weapon to another police agency. It was stolen from a gym bag in 2008.


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Greg @ 11/30/2011 4:04 AM

Why did this man have access to an unsearched bag where he could pull a pistol...sure sounds like the saint of the left, Mummia, standing over a wounded officer and continuing to shoot him.

What kind of mother names her kid Tyress? Studies have shown kids stuck with "stupid" names were more apt to be in the criminal justice system.

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