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No Death Penalty in Fatal Shooting of Kansas Police Captain

June 04, 2018  | 

A man charged with fatally shooting a Kansas City, KS, police captain will not face the death penalty.

Capt. Robert David Melton Photo: Kansas City (KS) PD
Capt. Robert David Melton Photo: Kansas City (KS) PD

Wyandotte County prosecutors announced Friday they will not pursue the death penalty for 22-year-old Jamaal Lewis, who pleaded not guilty. He is charged with capital murder in the death of 46-year-old Robert David Melton, reports the Associated Press.

Jamaal Lewis is charged with capital murder in the death of 46-year-old Robert David Melton. Photo: Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office
Jamaal Lewis is charged with capital murder in the death of 46-year-old Robert David Melton. Photo: Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office


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HRPufnstuf @ 6/4/2018 9:28 PM

And why not the death penalty? He killed a cop, didn't he?

Spencer Kennedy @ 6/4/2018 10:17 PM

Why not the Death Penalty? Does this mean a plea bargain is in the Wind? I probably do not know all the circumstances surrounding the Murder, but it seems as though Capital Murder if found guilty, should have a sentence for Death?

William @ 6/5/2018 5:21 AM

Hell let’s just let all these murderers go, they good people

kevcopaz @ 6/5/2018 12:12 PM

So he doesn't take a plea he pleads NOT guilty and the DA still takes the death penalty off the table? Typical support for a Black defendant and lack of support for a LEO. Disgusting. St. Louis voters deserve what they get as far as crime rates, you get what you vote for .... elections HAVE consequences (an "Obmaism")

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