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Ex-Con Charged with N.Y. Cop's Killing

October 25, 2012  | 

An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a New York policeman and a carjacking victim was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder as he appeared in a courtroom packed with officers.

About 50 police officers, most in uniform, stood in the courtroom and about 50 more filled the hallways during Darrell Fuller's initial appearance on Long Island. He also faces robbery and weapons charges.

Fuller spoke inaudibly in response to the judge's questions. No plea was entered, and the defense didn't ask for bail.

Fuller had been transferred from a hospital to police headquarters on Wednesday. He was hospitalized Tuesday after police say he suffered self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Police say Fuller was arrested hours after he fatally shot Nassau County Officer Arthur Lopez, who had suspected Fuller had been involved in a hit-and-run car accident.

Read the full Associated Press story.

Related:

Hit-and-Run Suspect Kills N.Y. Officer, Carjacking Victim


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Morning Eagle @ 10/26/2012 8:24 AM

No plea (an automatice not guilty plea) and no request for bail. So how long will it take to get him to trial at the snail's pace the "justice" system often moves? Too bad his self inflicted gunshot wounds were not fatal.
May Officer Lopez's family, co-workers and friends find some solace in the fact this POS was apprehended quickly. The wounds to their hearts will never completely heal yet even if by some miracle he gets a death sentence he will continue to live through many years of appeals and the manuevers of defense attorneys.

S.S. @ 10/26/2012 11:16 AM

Too bad the p.o.s. didn't die. He couldn't even do that right. Hopefully the state does it for him as well as for the Officer Lopez's family and friends. R.I.P. Officer Lopez you deserve it.

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