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Death Penalty Sought for Accused Vegas Cop Killer
Tyson Hampton, 24, is facing charges of murder, battery, battery constituting domestic violence, four counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and 19 counts of illegally discharging a weapon, court records show.
February 15, 2023
Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty in Murder of IN Officer
Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Shipman's filing indicates that two aggravating circumstances would justify the death sentence.
October 31, 2022
Cop Killer Who Asked TX Jury for Death Penalty Gets His Wish
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. The deputy was returning to his patrol car when Solis shot him from behind.
October 28, 2022
Point of Law
Convicted Texas Cop Killer Asks for Death Penalty
During his testimony and closing argument of the guilt phase, Solis claimed that the shooting of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal during a traffic stop was an accident.
October 18, 2022
Texas Executes Man for 1990 Murder of Houston Offic
Carl Wayne Buntion, 78, was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was condemned for the June 1990 fatal shooting of Houston police officer James Irby, a nearly 20-year member of the force.
April 22, 2022
Point of Law
Man Gets Death Sentence for Murder of Orlando Officer
Loyd was found guilty on five charges, including first-degree murder, in the shooting death of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton outside of a Walmart in January 2017 while he was on the run for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, in December 2016.
March 4, 2022
Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Orlando Cop Killer
The 12-member jury deliberated for about five hours over two days on whether Markeith Loyd should be executed for Clayton’s slaying.
December 8, 2021
L.A. County DA Will Not Seek Death Penalty for Accused Cop Killer
"Over the objection of Mr. (Geoff) Lewin and I and despite our attempts to prevent this from happening, we've been ordered to remove the death penalty as punishment consideration in this case," Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron said during a hearing on the case today at the Norwalk courthouse.
February 19, 2021
Four Men Face Federal Murder Charges in Killing of Philadelphia Officer
The men face federal murder, drug and weapons charges in the seven-count indictment.
December 10, 2020
Coronavirus Delays Texas Execution
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected all grounds of John William Hummel's appeal but said it would postpone the scheduled Wednesday execution “in light of the current health crisis and the enormous resources needed to address the execution.”
March 17, 2020
Attorneys for Accused Florida Cop Killer Allege Misconduct by Arresting Officers
In the motion, the defense team wants to depose Orlando Police Deputy Chief Doug Goerke (then lieutenant), who they say devised the plan to use Clayton’s handcuffs to take Loyd into custody. The motion claims Goerke made the decision for the police department to take over the arrest and give them the opportunity to use deadly force.
March 10, 2020
Alabama Executes Man Convicted in Killing of 3 Police Officers
Woods, 43, reportedly had no last words as the drugs flowed into his body. He was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST.
March 6, 2020
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