State Attorney’s Office Will Not Seek Death Penalty For Orlando Cop Killer Markeith Loyd, OPD Chief ‘Extremely Upset’
By WFTV // March 16, 2017
OPD Chief 'Extremely Upset'
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WFTV) – The State Attorney’s Office will not seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd numerous sources told Channel 9 Wednesday night.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said he was “extremely upset” about the decision.
“I have seen the video of Markeith Loyd executing Lt. Debra Clayton while she lay defenseless on the ground,” Mina said in a statement. “She was given no chance to live. A cop killer — who also killed his pregnant girlfriend — should not be given that chance.”
Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December and Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton in January.
Instead, prosecutors will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole, Dixon’s family said.
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