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Man Convicted of 2010 Phoenix Police Officer's Murder

July 16, 2015  | 

Officer Travis Murphy was killed in 2010. (Photo: Phoenix Police Department)
Officer Travis Murphy was killed in 2010. (Photo: Phoenix Police Department)

The man accused of murdering Phoenix police Officer Travis Murphy in 2010 was found guilty of first-degree murder in court Wednesday afternoon, according to Phoenix police, reports the Arizona Republic.

Danny Ledezma Martinez shot Murphy, 29, on May 26, 2010 when police responded to a suspicious person call near Indian School Road and 19th Avenue.

Murphy, who had been with the department for four years, served on the dangerous night shift and was well-respected in the organization. He left behind a girl who was 2 years old at the time of his death and a newborn baby boy.

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kevCopAz @ 7/16/2015 1:58 PM

Good, Justice be done. Here in AZ this POS will get the death penalty as he should. Travis was a young hard working officer, well respected. I could be wrong, but if I recall this defendant was also ILLEGALLY in the US. Gee how surprising is that? Thanks DOJ / ICE & current administration.

Morning Eagle @ 7/16/2015 6:41 PM

So it took FIVE years to get this POS tried in court. Now how long will it take to sentence him? If he gets the death penalty (which he should) will our wonderfully efficient justice system let him file appeals for the next 15 to 20 years or will obama turn him loose before that?

Jon Retired LEO @ 7/16/2015 8:17 PM

May God bless his wife and both of those children. May Officer Murphy rest in peace. Now stick a needle in the perps arm and get a little payback for his family and department.

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