Death Penalty For Markeith Loyd

Markeith Loyd in a computer-altered photograph showing how police believe he looked after having altered his appearance to evade capture. Orlando Police Department

Writen By: BeWhoYouAreAlways

March 17, 2017,

Just a few months ago, January 9th 2017 to be exact local schools in Orlando Florida were on lock down, parents and citizens afraid to venture out of their homes as a massive manhunt was underway for suspected murder Markieth Loyd.

Loyd had been on the run since December 13th 2016 for allegedly killing his 24-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and wounding her brother Ronald Steward 26.

As if murdering a human being isn’t a triable and unthinkable crime alone adding in an unborn child is worthy of the death penalty and much more in my own opinion. However, the story doesn’t end here.

In the early morning hours of January 9th 2017 Sgt. Debra Clayton of OPD contacted Loyd at a Walmart in the Pine Hills area of Orlando, Florida and sadly also was murdered in cold blood.

One of the largest manhunt that Central Florida has seen in many years took place and a reward was issued through Crime Line in the amount of $60,000 ultimately raised to $100,000, the largest amount to date. During the chase, another officer, Norman Lewis, had fallen when his motorcycle was struck.

Markeith Loyd’s hands were full of blood and his chase continued for nine days when he was arrested on January 17th 2017.

I only thought that he would be prosecuted to the fullest including the death penalty. To my surprise yesterday I was scrolling through the news only to find that State attorney Aramis Ayala stated that the death penalty would not be pursued in the Markieth Lyod case! I was fuming inside asking myself What? Why? How? Knowing that there was nothing I could do. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Only this time someone who could do something did.

Governor Rick Scott asked State attorney Ayala to recuse herself from the case. Then issued an executive order removing her from the case and assigning 5th Judicial Circuit Brad King.

Governor Rick Scott made the following statement yesterday afternoon March 16th 2017:

” These families deserve a state attorney who will aggressively prosecute Markeith Loyd to the fullest extent of the law and justice must be served”

For once I can finally agree with my Governor. Justice must be served. Now if we could somehow speed up the process which cost us tax paying citizens millions then I may be somehow satisfied.

 

 

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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