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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:04 PM

 

Dorner could face death penalty as criminal charges filed

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/dorner-murder-charges-filed.html

As a massive manhunt for Christopher Jordan Dorner continued Monday afternoon, prosecutors with the Riverside County district attorney’s office filed murder and attempted murder charges against the ex-cop suspected of killing three people, including a Riverside police officer.

Dist. Atty. Paul Zellerbach said Dorner has been charged with one count of murder, with special circumstance allegations in the killing of a peace officer and the discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, in the death of Riverside police Officer Michael Crain, 34, a married father who served two tours in Kuwait as a rifleman in the U.S. Marines.

The special circumstances allegation makes Dorner eligible for the death penalty.

The former police officer also faces three additional counts of attempted murder of a peace officer for allegedly shooting and critically injuring Crain's partner and firing at two Los Angeles police officers who were in Corona to provide protection to one of Dorner's alleged targets. One of the LAPD officers was grazed on the head by a bullet.

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Reply Dorner could face death penalty as criminal charges filed (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 OP
egduj Feb 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #2
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #5
liberalmuse Feb 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #4
arely staircase Feb 2013 #6
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #7
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #8
HipChick Feb 2013 #9
obxhead Feb 2013 #10
morningfog Feb 2013 #11

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:08 PM

1. Like he'll even make it to trial...

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Response to egduj (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:10 PM

2. Exactly.

 

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Response to egduj (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:14 PM

5. yep

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:11 PM

3. My guess is that it won't come to that.

He'll likey commit suicide - by himself or by cop.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

4. I am expecting the cops to make sure

We never reach the courtroom.

But serious, this is special circumstances to use the legalese.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:18 PM

6. moot point

however you view this, he is a dead man. he killed a cop and some others and now the cops are shooting everyone and everything that looks like him. if not dead, he is as good as.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:37 PM

7. Allegedly killed a cop and others. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And LAPD LIE

 

so don't swallow this whole without a sprinkling of the complete story (LAPD corruption revealed = LAPD shooting to kill him).

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:42 PM

8. Yes, premeditated murders plus laying in wait, plus the police officer murder, plus avoiding arrest

Those are all special circumstances in California.

That's a cell next to Scott Petersen in the SQ.

Duh.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

9. He'd never make it out of the jail cell

He'd be found hung...or some self-inflicted fatal injury that cops won't know anything about

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

10. I think he'll get the death penalty, without the trial. nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:54 PM

11. I just wonder how many the LAPD will kill in pursuit.

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