A convicted cop killer who told a Texas jury to give him the death penalty got his wish Wednesday.

A Harris County jury deliberated for about 35 minutes before returning the death sentence for Robert Solis, 50, after convicting him of capital murder on Oct. 17 in Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal's killing.

Solis, who represented himself in the trial, began his testimony during the punishment phase telling the jury, "Since you believe I'm guilty of capital murder, I believe you should give me the death penalty."

According to trial evidence, Solis shot the 42-year-old deputy multiple times during a Sept. 27, 2019, traffic stop in a residential cul-de-sac 18 miles northwest of Houston. Dhaliwal was returning to his patrol car when Solis shot him from behind, CBS reports.

"The defendant executed a uniformed deputy by shooting him in cold blood in broad daylight. That makes him the worst of the worst, which is why we asked jurors to sentence him to death," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement.

 

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