An Arkansas man was convicted of capital murder Thursday for killing a police officer who begged him not to shoot.
After deliberating for less than an hour, a jury found Jerry Lard, 38, guilty of killing Trumann Police officer Jonathan Schmidt during a traffic stop in April 2011.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Lard's lawyers didn't dispute that their client shot Schmidt, but they argued he suffers from a mental disease or defect.
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