PHOENIX (AP) – Jurors have reached a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial involving an ex-convict convicted of killing a Phoenix police officer in 2010.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials say the verdict won’t be read until Wednesday morning.
Danny Ledezma Martinez was convicted on July 15 of two counts of first-degree murder plus six counts of other crimes.
Jurors previously decided there were circumstances that made the 36-year-old Martinez eligible for a possible death sentence as an alternative to natural life in prison.
Authorities say 29-year-old Travis Murphy was shot multiple times on May 26, 2010 while responding to a call about a suspicious person. After the shooting, officers found Martinez in a nearby shed.
Martinez previously served prison sentences on Pima County convictions for aggravated assault and other crimes.
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