Death penalty sought in slay­ing of of­fi­cer

Antelope Valley Press - - NEWS -

SACRA­MENTO (AP) — Pros­e­cu­tors an­nounced Thurs­day that they will seek the death penalty for a man ac­cused of killing a rookie Sacra­mento po­lice­woman in an am­bush last year.

Adel Sam­brano Ramos, 46, ap­peared in court and showed no re­ac­tion to the pros­e­cu­tors’ de­ci­sion in a hear­ing that lasted only a few mo­ments, the Sacra­mento Bee re­ported.

Last March, Gov. Gavin New­som halted ex­e­cu­tions for as long as he re­mains gov­er­nor, but the death penalty re­mains on the books and courts have been pro­ceed­ing on the as­sump­tion that ex­e­cu­tions may one day re­sume.

Ramos, who hasn’t en­tered a plea, is charged with mur­der with spe­cial cir­cum­stances in the June 19 shoot­ing of Tara O’Sul­li­van. He also is charged with weapons crimes and the at­tempted mur­der of O’Sul­li­van’s train­ing of­fi­cer and six other of­fi­cers and county sher­iff ’s deputies dur­ing an eight-hour stand­off.

A call to his at­tor­ney, Peter Kmeto, was not im­me­di­ately re­turned.

O’Sul­li­van, 26, had been on the job just six months and was still in train­ing when she was killed dur­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call at Ramos’ home.

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