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New Trial Date Set for Accused Texas Cop Killer

January 08, 2016  | 

Marvin Louis Guy is charged with capital murder. (jail photo)
Marvin Louis Guy is charged with capital murder. (jail photo)

A district judge has set a new trial date for a Killeen, TX, man who is accused of killing a police officer during a raid on a local house, reports KWTX.

Judge John Gauntt, in 27th District Court, set Marvin Louis Guy for trial on his capital murder charge on September 26.

Guy is charged with capital murder in connection with the May 9, 2014 fatal shooting of Killeen police Officer Charles Dinwiddie and two counts of attempted capital murder in connection with the wounding of two other officers during the same event.

Dinwiddie was killed when he was shot in the face during the execution of a "no knock" drug search warrant at a house.

Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza has said he'll seek the death penalty for Guy at trial.

Comments (5)

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Leonard @ 1/11/2016 8:27 AM

I recall this case and it's a textbook example as to why no knock raids should be banned. They expose the citizens and police to unnecessary danger. There was a similar incident in Texas (Henry MaGee) under the exact scenario with the same results, a dead cop. Except, in that case, the grand jury decided to no-bill on a capital murder charge because the jury believed that the suspect was defending himself. The other difference was that MaGee was white. Why would anyone think that a homeowner would not defend his home when it's being broken into in the middle of the night. Results like this are predictable and likely when tactics like this are used.

Monica R @ 4/7/2016 10:09 PM

This is an obvious acquittal and waste of taxpayer money. Tragic ending, but I wasn't aware we were supposed to assume people breaking into our homes at 5am are automatically police officers.

Ajahni @ 10/14/2016 2:24 PM

The cops raided the wrong house for drugs. This man defends his household against people wrongfully breaking in his house. No drugs were found. Again the cops raided the wrong house. Wonder why that was not included in this article.

Christopher Monroe @ 12/14/2016 8:45 AM

I have tried to do some research on this case. To help inform us on what's what, I can't stress enough that there is a reason why training is so important in this situation. I would have thought and most likely acted to do the same thing in this scenario. I don't fault him at all for trying to defend his home, himself and his family. What many people don't know and I am not entirely sure (please research yourself) but there are articles going around saying that he was a felon. I don't think all felons or felonies should stay with you for the rest of your life but what he was supposedly convicted of back in 1997 was a bank robbery. It's unfortunate for him that he will more than likely be found guilty unless some miraculous instance occurs. This is not just a random case closed situation. Again if I was him, still, I would have done the same but the odds are stacked HIGHLY against him.

Christopher M @ 12/14/2016 9:01 AM

The last post went out before I was able to include something. Without knowing that his life would be over and that the lives of the other officers wounded would forever be changed, I can't say that officer Dinwiddie was a bad cop. For all we know he might have actually been one of the good ones that was trained and operated according to what the department policies were. Let's be honest, not all officers are bad. It's falling back on the training and policies that have allowed this stuff to be real and unfitting for a society like ours in America. When does the pointless killing and deaths stop. Everyone is watching whether it's on TV, Social Media, news Outlets or right there in the street as it's going on. Do the right thing by us and respect the rights we all agreed to protect as American Citizens. All I ask

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