Accused Cop Killer: I Could Have Killed More Officers
February 15, 2012
The man accused of ambushing an Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Police officer said in court Wednesday that he "could have easily killed some more officers" on March 22.
Jamie Hood and his attorneys were in court arguing that he should be transferred from the Barrow County Detention Center because he believes he has been badly treated there and he needs to be closer to his Atlanta attorneys, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.
Hood is accused of murdering Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian and attempting to murder SPO Tony Howard on March 22 as officers searched for Hood, who was wanted for an armed robbery-kidnapping earlier in the day.
Hood surrendered several days later at an apartment complex after taking eight hostages and demanding that television cameras be present.
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Jennie Barron @ 2/15/2012 7:40 PM
What makes a person psychotic and want to murder, take hostages and doing so much harm to others is beyond my understanding; even though there is a disease of the mind called hate, there is no excuse for this. My thoughts and prayers to all who suffered through this; the families who mourn and the survivors who will never forget, including the police officers who were called to the scene and had to take risks for their own lives.
Morning Eagle @ 2/16/2012 8:38 PM
Sure was considerate of Hood to not kill more officers when he had the chance and it tears my heart out that he doesn't think he is getting treated well in the det ctr where he is being fed, housed, and probably defended at the expense of the GA taxpayers. And being too far from his Atlanta sharks must be a real hardship. Sounds like such a nice young feller only being wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping before he ambushed and murdered SPO Christian and tried to kill SPO Howard. Hopefully GA has the death penalty and that if convicted he will get it.
Bob@Az. @ 5/31/2012 10:21 AM
This pos needs to be transferred alright, straight to the buzz chair. I sure hope the good folks of Georgia see fit to make sure he never sees the light of day. RIP Officer Christian .
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