Trial Continues For Man Charged In Cops Deaths

Cop_Car_Lights_2013TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Trial continues in Tampa for a man accused of fatally shooting two police officers during a traffic stop in 2010.

Dontae Morris is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He’s already serving a life sentence for another murder, but prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the slayings of Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab.

Curtis’ wife was the first witness called to testify Tuesday. Kelly Curtis identified her husband’s handwriting in a notebook where he had written Morris’ name and date of birth just before he was killed.

Jurors saw a video recorded from the dashboard of Curtis’ patrol car that captured the officers’ deaths as they tried to place a man under arrest. The video was shielded from courtroom spectators.

Source: The Associated Press