Ac­cused cop killer faces death penalty

The Dallas Morning News - - Texas Briefs -

SAN AN­TO­NIO — Pros­e­cu­tors say they’ll seek the death penalty against the man charged with cap­i­tal mur­der for the fa­tal shoot­ing of a San An­to­nio po­lice of­fi­cer 14 months ago.

Bexar County District At­tor­ney Nico LaHood has said he’ll per­son­ally be in­volved in try­ing 32-year-old Otis Ty­rone McKane for the Novem­ber 2016 slay­ing of 50-year-old De­tec­tive Ben­jamin Mar­coni. Mar­coni was shot in the head as he sat in­side his pa­trol car do­ing pa­per­work in front of po­lice head­quar­ters. He’d been with the de­part­ment for 20 years.

McKane was ar­rested about 30 hours later. He’s said he was up­set over an un­re­lated child cus­tody bat­tle.

McKane has a court ap­pear­ance set for next month, but Lahood says it’s un­clear when the case will go to trial.


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