Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Markeith Loyd

In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, accused murderer Markeith Loyd looks toward family members during court proceedings in Orlando, Fla. (Red Huber /Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

Judge Fred Lauten denied Orlando murder suspect Markeith Loyd’s request to add Miami attorney Terence Lenamon as co-counsel for his defense on Monday. Loyd is accused of the shooting death of both Orlando police officer Debra Clayton and his pregnant ex-girlfriend ...
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BY | DARA KAM Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala is suing Gov. Rick Scott in federal and state courts over her removal from nearly two dozen death-penalty cases, including the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd. Ayala filed ...
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BY | RYAN RAY Supporters of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala rallied Thursday outside the Capitol, hoping to persuade state leaders to stop “bullying” her, as one supporter put it. More than 100 people rode buses to Tallahassee from ...
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Having filed a motion to stay the Markeith Loyd case pending a decision regarding the legality of the governor’s executive order,  Orange-Osceola State Attorney, Aramis Ayala, appeared before the court on Tuesday to present her position. “The governor’s order is unlawful, that it ...
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Having appointed the Public Defender’s Office to serve as secondary counsel, Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten was informed, by the PD’s Office, that conflicts exist in the Markeith Demangzlo Loyd case. These conflicts require their removal as standby counsel. Discussions ...
In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor has rebuked Orlando’s top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty. Signaling he wants ...
Orlando police Chief John Mina walks past the updated wanted poster of Markeith Loyd during a news conference at Orlando Police Department to announce the capture of Loyd, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week’s fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he was hospitalized for most of the day with injuries ...
This undated photo provided by the Orlando Police Department shows Markeith Loyd. Loyd is wanted for killing an Orlando police officer outside a Wal-Mart in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Orlando Police Department via AP, File)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officers made good on promises to go after people they think aided a fugitive in the weeks before he became the focus of a manhunt in the fatal shooting of an ...
A wreath and flowers surround Orlando police shooting victim, officer Debra Clayton's patrol car, in front of police headquarters, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER and TERRANCE HARRIS ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A suspect who is the focus of a manhunt following the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has a lengthy criminal record dating back two decades, and authorities had ...
Friends and colleagues console each other after the body of an unidentified OCSO deputy was transported from Orlando Regional Medical Center after the deputy was killed while responding to the fatal shooting of an Orlando Police officer in Orlando, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Orlando were engaged in a massive manhunt early Tuesday for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside a Wal-Mart. The manhunt itself has ...
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