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Jury Orders Death for Calif. Cop's Killer

June 07, 2012  | 

Riverside PD's Officer Ryan Bonaminio. Photo: POLICE file
Riverside PD's Officer Ryan Bonaminio. Photo: POLICE file

A California jury returned a death sentence for a parolee convicted of executing a Riverside police officer after a foot pursuit.

Earl Ellis Green was convicted of fatally shooting Officer Ryan Bonaminio in a church parking lot in November 2010. Green shot the officer in the head with his service pistol. A homeless man who witnessed the shooting testified that the officer told Green before the shooting, "Don't do it. Don't do it."

Green smiled as the verdict was read, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Tags: Parolees, Death Penalty Cases, Riverside (Calif.) PD


Comments (8)

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John @ 6/7/2012 4:27 PM

As a an officer of the same age and resident of the area, this story really hit home. Too bad who knows when this POS will ever actually have his death sentence carried out while my taxes will continue to pay for him to eat and have a home while Ryan was left for dead all alone. God bless the family, I hope this offers them a little bit of closure and may Ryan RIP.

Jg @ 6/7/2012 4:58 PM

I'm a retired LEO of 20+ years and am getting really pissed at seeing scum like this getting a death sentence that usually ends up as a life in prison sentence. They should execute this f¥£#€& IN the courtroom.

Bob@Az. @ 6/7/2012 6:47 PM

It took two years to bring this scumbucket to trial and then he's given the "death sentence", which in calif. means a life of leasure with meals, meds & free tv. Somebody should have offed this pos as he attempted to escape, maybe it will still happen. Once inside he'll be a hero to the other bottom feeders. Sad. RIP Officer Bonaminio.

Dr. Rushdi Cader @ 6/7/2012 10:17 PM

Tragedy. Deepest condolences to the family of officer Bonominio and his agency. We all feel your loss. Every American owes a debt of gratitude to brave men like Ryan Bonominio. Our wives and children sleep safely in their beds at night because people of your caliber put your lives at risk to keep them safe. Thank you, Ryan and may God bless you and watch over your loved ones in your absence.

N @ 6/8/2012 3:40 AM

I AM A RETIRED LEO AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO OFF RYAN BONAMINIO'S FAMILY.

THE LAW'S HAVE TO CHANGE TO STOP PROTECTING THESE BASTARDS WHO KILL LEO'S. THEY GET TO LIVE A GREAT LIFE IN PRISON AND WE PAY FOR THAT. LET'S JUST KILL THESE BASTARDS AND SHOW THEM IF THEY WANT TO KILL A LEO, THEY WILL BE KILLED AS WELL.

DO IT OW!!!! CHANGE THESE LAWS BEFORE WE CHANGE THEM FOR YOU.

Steve @ 6/8/2012 7:46 AM

John has stated the biggest injustice on this issue. It will no doubt take 12 to 15 years for this puke to finally receive his rightful punishment. In the meantime why should we be responsible for his upkeep, even if that were to be a mattress on the floor and bread and water three times a day. Let the puke's family and his scumsucking lawyers(who will be looking for some T that wasn't crossed or I that wasn't dotted to try to get his conviction overturned) pay for keeping him alive. Bet they'd change their tune then, about delaying snuffing this puke!!

MGC @ 6/8/2012 2:32 PM

An eye for an eye immediately!! Not just for the murder of LEO's, but for anyone!!

Fed Cop @ 6/13/2012 8:03 AM

What's that make it now in Calif, 880 on Death Row. I think the last person to die on Death Row at the "Q" died of old age.

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