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CA Jury Recommends Death Sentence for Palm Springs Cop Killer

Felix opened fire on Oct. 8, 2016, when officers were dispatched to his house in response to a domestic dispute. He fired 21 shots at officers, killing two and injuring several others. Felix was arrested over 12 hours later when SWAT fired teargas into the home where he barricaded himself.

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Man Found Guilty of Murdering 2 CA Police Officers

A jury needed less than a day of deliberations to determine that John Hernandez Felix is guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of Officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Alabama Cop Killer on Death Row

The Supreme Court of the United States is now ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he cannot be executed.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Killing Arizona Officer

Prosecutors filed their intent to seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of killing a Nogales (AZ) Police Department officer last April.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Murdering 2 Kansas Deputies

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree filed notice to seek the death penalty for Antoine Fielder should he be found guilty of killing 44-year-old Theresa King and 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer during an inmate transfer to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building last year.

Inmate Found Guilty of Murdering Texas Officer in 1988 Executed

According to Fox News, 61-year-old Robert Jennings was pronounced dead 18 minutes after receiving a lethal injection and some 30 years after fatally shooting 24-year-old officer Elston Howard at an adult book store.

Texas Executes Inmate whose Escape and Crime Spree Led to Officer's Murder

"Whatever participation he had, he went along with it," said Seagoville police Sgt. Karl Bailey, a long-time friend of the Hawkins family. "The whole thing was sparked by the escape from prison, the burglaries - it was a crime spree."

Judge Says Accused Cop Killer Mentally Fit for Death Penalty if Found Guilty

A judge in California has ruled that the man accused of killing two officers with the Palm Springs Police Department in an ambush attack is mentally fit to face the death penalty if he is found guilty at trial.

California DA Says Suspected Cop Killer to Face Death Penalty

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is seeking the death penalty for 24-year old Mark Estrada, who is accused of killing Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger during a traffic stop in 2015.

Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty for Accused Texas Cop Killer

Back in February, Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey said when officers arrived they found the injured civilian and began rendering aid. “In the course of their investigation they were led to an apartment where they made an entry and immediately encountered gunfire.”