Prosecutors in California are looking for the dying penalty for a person accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy in Sacramento final September, based on a report.
The Friday announcement from the Sacramento District Legal professional’s workplace comes simply after California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a moratorium on the dying penalty within the state, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Prosecutors in 4 California counties are additionally looking for the dying penalty for accused Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo.
FAMILY MEMBERS OF MURDER VICTIMS SLAM CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM’S MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY
Anton Lemon Paris, 38, faces 4 counts of felony homicide, tried homicide and felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm prices within the capturing dying of Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, and accidents to his accomplice Deputy Julie Robertson, 28, in addition to a retailer worker, the Bee reported.
Stasyuk and Robertson headed to a Sacramento space Pep Boys auto service retailer on Sept. 17 of final yr after workers reported Paris harassing staff and knocking gadgets from cabinets.
The arrival officers confronted gunfire nearly instantly, based on the report. Robertson was shot in an arm and Stasyuk was shot twice – as soon as within the again and as soon as behind the top. Robertson tried to provide first assist to Stasyuk throughout what the Sacramento County Sheriff known as an “intensive” firefight. Pep Boys worker Arturo Nolasco was additionally shot as soon as within the again.
“As an alternative of taking the chance to flee in both course, [Paris] adopted Deputy Stasyuk into the parking zone, persevering with to fireplace at his again and struck him one time behind the top. This precipitated his nearly speedy dying,” Sheriff Scott Jones stated in September, based on Sacramento’s KCRA-TV.
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Paris, who was shot a number of occasions, was arraigned 10 days after the capturing in his hospital room. He’s a convicted felon with an intensive legal historical past and is predicted to be again in court docket Could 17.
When Newsom signed his moratorium in March, he cited “disparity” in the best way the punishment has been utilized within the Golden State and stated “a extra enlightened selection” could be higher for the state’s legal justice system.
“If somebody kills, we don’t kill,” Newsom stated. “We’re higher than that.”
Earlier this month, nonetheless, some family members of homicide victims and several other district attorneys denounced the governor’s stand.
“Governor Newsom took a knife and stabbed all of the victims and all of the victims’ households within the coronary heart,” Orange County District Legal professional Todd Spitzer stated.
Fox Information’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this story.