ORLANDO, Fla. – Protection attorneys for Markeith Loyd filed a movement this week asking to delay a listening to for the convicted killer with a purpose to enable a psychological well being skilled to additional communicate on the case.
His attorneys plan to ask the choose Friday morning to nominate a brand new psychological well being skilled within the case. If the request is granted, it will probably delay a Spencer listening to, scheduled for Jan. 14, which is a chance for a defendant’s legal professionals to current extra proof earlier than a sentence is entered.
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Loyd, 46, was found guilty on Nov. 3 of 5 prices, together with first-degree homicide, for the taking pictures demise of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton in 2017 whereas he was on the run after killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December 2016. He’s already serving life in jail for the homicide of Dixon.
A jury really useful the demise penalty for Loyd in the course of the penalty part of his homicide trial, although the choose nonetheless has to make a ultimate choice of whether or not to condemn him to demise or life in jail.
A number of folks testified in the course of the penalty part, together with Markeith Loyd’s mother, who stated she admitted Loyd to a psychological well being facility when he was youthful due to anger and drug points.
All through closing arguments, Loyd’s lead legal professional, Terry Lenamon, as soon as once more introduced up Loyd’s psychological sicknesses and the truth that Loyd was overwhelmed by officers throughout his arrest in 2017, ensuing within the lack of his left eye.
Friday morning’s listening to begins at 9:15 a.m. Information 6 will stream dwell on the high of this story when it begins.
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