Man Convicted of Killing Officer Who Tried to Arrest Him

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A Florida constabulary  car   is seen successful  this record  photo. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A Florida constabulary car is seen successful this record photo. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla.—A Florida antheral was recovered blameworthy Wednesday of first-degree execution successful the shooting decease of an Orlando constabulary officer who was trying to apprehension him extracurricular a Walmart store for the earlier slaying of his large erstwhile girlfriend.

Markeith Loyd was convicted of sidesplitting Orlando constabulary Lt. Debra Clayton connected Jan. 9, 2017 arsenic she tried to apprehension him successful the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. Dixon was changeable weeks earlier.

The 12-person assemblage successful Orlando deliberated for astir 5 hours implicit 2 days. Loyd remained expressionless arsenic the verdict was read. Loyd, 46, faces a imaginable decease sentence.

Loyd had pleaded not guilty. He testified that helium changeable Clayton successful self-defense, and that helium did not mean to termination her. Loyd’s attorneys argued that Loyd was insane erstwhile helium changeable Clayton.

He has already been convicted of first-degree execution for sidesplitting Dixon and her unborn child. The assemblage successful that lawsuit recommended helium beryllium sentenced to beingness successful prison.

The Associated Press

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