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Dontae Morris guilty of
killing police officers

Tampa Tribune, by Elaine Silvestrini

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Posted By:Hazymac, 11/16/2013 10:25:38 AM

TAMPA — Dontae Morris could not overcome a “mountain of evidence,” including a dashboard video recording showing him kill two Tampa police officers and then running away as they lay dead or dying on the side of a road. An Orange County jury, bused in to Tampa, took four hours Friday night to convict Morris of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of escape in the killings of officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab on June 29, 2010. The jurors will reconvene on Tuesday to hear evidence over whether they should recommend a death sentence for Morris, who

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[Jose Patino contributed to this story.]

The double cop slaying of June 2010 was big news around here, and the defendant has just been found guilty of two counts of first degree murder. Considering that he is thought to have killed five people during 2010, he´s probably looking at lethal injection in about twenty years. Too bad it couldn´t be much sooner than that. Nice try by a defense counsel that tried, unsuccessfully, to turn this case into a whodunit. The dashboard camera in the police cruiser captured the double murder, and there´s absolutely no doubt of Morris´s guilt.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 11/16/2013 10:37:05 AM     (No. 9616259)

Dontae was a good boy, working on turning his life around, thinking about going back to school, doting father to his 6 chirruns, starting a rap music label, attended church occasionally... he dint do nuffin.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/16/2013 10:46:05 AM     (No. 9616273)

Good job, mom.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilko, 11/16/2013 10:58:42 AM     (No. 9616294)

As the years go by there will be those who will doubt his guilt, say the video was tampered with and liberals will demand his release. Appeal after appeal will come and go in the years to come.
With that in mind he should be taken out back and executed as soon as the death penalty is read. Officers Kocab and Curtis had no appeal process. They were cold-bloodily executed. It´s only fair and isn´t that what it´s all about these days?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texsupreme, 11/16/2013 11:33:42 AM     (No. 9616330)

Another reason for States to move rapidly is the fear of obama pardoning all of his and holder´s "people" in January 2017.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Texastealady, 11/16/2013 12:30:45 PM     (No. 9616411)

Let´s see now....´Dantae´ murdered David and Jeffrey. Do we still have hate crimes in this country? /s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/16/2013 12:57:12 PM     (No. 9616448)

Don´t, Dontae!
Dontae, don´t!
Doh!!
Dontae did.
Dumb Dontae.
Die Dontae.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 11/16/2013 1:41:38 PM     (No. 9616493)

A "mountain of evidence," a dashcam recording, 3 and 1/2 years to bring this to trial, a bused-in jury that takes 4 hours to decide...and then we have to wait to see if this POS is executed??!

And how many seconds were Officers Curtis and Kocab given before they were executed?

File this.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/16/2013 2:03:00 PM     (No. 9616505)

#8: Yeah, I thought that 4 hours was a bit much. They must have ordered from a really good sandwich place and the jury wanted to drag it out until after lunch.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 11/16/2013 5:41:38 PM     (No. 9616717)

Yo..yo...Dontae (common spelling) look like Obama´s son??? Why don´t Barry invite him to date his daughters???

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