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Calif. Officer's Killer Sentenced To Death

June 25, 2012  | 

A judge Monday ordered Earl Ellis Green sentenced to death for fatally shooting Riverside police officer Ryan Bonaminio at point-blank range as the officer pleaded for his life.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jean Pfeiffer Leonard declined to overturn the jury's verdict early this month that Earl Ellis Green, 46, should face capital punishment for the November 2010 slaying of the Iraq War veteran, who had been on the department for four years at the time of the killing.

Jurors convicted Green of first-degree murder with special circumstances and weeks later determined he should receive the death penalty.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

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


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Robocop @ 6/25/2012 4:22 PM

The terrible part of this is that this 'thing' will never face the executioner. Instead he will remain in a single occupancy cell protected from the rest of the prison population and entitled to special treatment until eventually after many very expensive appeals they finally overturn his conviction and he is allowed to get out on parole. Executions should be carried out within a year at most in order to have any meaning.

AusFost1 @ 6/25/2012 4:35 PM

I am so sorry for Officer Bonaminio and his family. A terrible death and such a waste. I hope this offender suffers in jail and then burns in hell forever. There can be no forgiveness for such a murder. RIP, Officer Bonaminio.

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