Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said on Friday that he would not demand the death penalty for a gang member who killed a policeman and his cousin.
30-year-old Michael Christopher Mejia (Michael Christopher Mejia) is awaiting trial, and the charges will begin on February 20, 201
One of Mejia’s victims was a 53-year-old officer Keith Boyer, who responded to reports of traffic conflicts involving Mejia.
Mejia shot Boyer and another police officer, Patrick Hazell, while trying to escape the crash site. Hazel survived a shot in the abdomen.
According to FOX LA, Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron said at a hearing held at the Norwalk Court that although he himself and Vice President Da Jeff Lewis both objected, he was still ordered to cancel the death penalty consideration.
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Boyer’s stepfather, Don Clark, said the reversal was a “direct attack.”
A tearful Clark told the host of “Fox and Friends” Gidia Bila on Saturday: “People don’t realize the hardships of family.”
Clark added: “What Gascon is doing-not only for our family, but also for my cousin’s family-and many other families… It’s simply horrible.”
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It is hard for Clark to hear Mejia say that he is “proud” of what he has done and should have “smoke” the other policeman earlier.
Whittier Police Chief Aviv Bar (Aviv Bar) said at the hearing that Boyer’s death “has caused damage to our department”.
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Mega also killed his cousin Roy Torres (Roy Torres). One of Torres’s relatives, Tiffany Garcia, said: “I will be his voice, but this is not justice.”
According to reports, in a taped interview with the police, Mei Jia initially claimed that he did not remember the killings because he was “drugs”, but later he admitted to all the killings and shootings and said that “the three of them are here.” .
Meja said: “They just tasted a member of the Los Angeles gang, a real Los Angeles gang member.” “You know what I mean?”
“And, no, I am not sorry. Because I know they will abandon me and they will not be sorry for my family,” he reportedly added.
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In addition to murder, Mejia was also charged with every crime, including attempting to murder a peacekeeper, carjacking, and possession of firearms by a felon, and had two convictions.
Fox News sought comment from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, which is pending.