Florida Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Orlando Police Officer Debra Clayton

Markeith Loyd was convicted for her 2017 killing in an Orlando store.

Markeith Loyd, the man convicted in November of the first-degree murder of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, has been sentenced to for her slaying crime.

According to CBS News, after the jury recommended capital punishment in December, Judge Leticia Marques sentenced Lloyd to death on Thursday (March 3).

Ashley Thomas, Clayton’s sister, said at a news conference, “I know the family is well with this decision as well. It’s been a hard five years just knowing that, just reliving it every day like you’re reliving it every day, but today, I felt her presence. I know she can rest and hopefully just heal from here.”

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Loyd fatally shot Clayton, 42, at an Orlando Walmart on Jan. 9, 2017 when she tried to arrest him during a manhunt for fatally shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend some weeks earlier, the Associated Press reported.

A jury previously convicted Loyd of first-degree murder for killing Sade Dixon and her unborn child, for which he received a life sentence.

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