VIDEO: Newly Appointed State Prosecutor To Pursue Death Penalty In Markeith Loyd Case
By FOX 35 // April 4, 2017
"I'm prepared for just about anything," King said
ABOVE VIDEO: A state prosecutor has filed paperwork signaling his intent to pursue the death penalty in the Markeith Loyd case, as it relates to the killing of an Orlando police officer.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A state prosecutor has filed paperwork signaling his intent to pursue the death penalty in the Markeith Loyd case, as it relates to the killing of an Orlando police officer.
Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, and Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Scott appointed Brad King, state attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, to handle the case of Loyd, after Ninth Judicial Circuit prosecutor Aramis Ayala refused to recuse herself after declaring she would not pursue the death penalty for any capital cases during her time in office.
The decision by Ayala left many stunned and sparked an official rebuke from Gov. Scott, who quickly reassigned the case to King, an outspoken supporter of the death penalty.
“I’m prepared for just about anything,” King said shortly after the case was reassigned to his office. “My job, as far as the governor’s appointment, is to prosecute the case. That is what I intend to do.”
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