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On the most recent episode of Legislation&Crime’s podcast Courtroom Junkie, host Jillian Jalali dives into the case of Markeith Loyd, who evaded the cops after he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and their unborn baby in December 2016.
Loyd was on the run for a month till he was noticed at an Orlando Walmart and a involved citizen alerted a uniformed police officer who occurred to be purchasing on the retailer, Lt. Debra Clayton. Officer Clayton had labored for the police division for 17 years and was a group activist.
She would leap into motion, making an attempt to chase down Loyd out of the shop and thru a car parking zone. A gun battle quickly started. Loyd would carjack a car to flee, leaving Officer Clayton behind, laying on the bottom, dying of a bullet by means of the neck.
Loyd was listed on a High 15 Most Needed Fugitives listing, a $125,000 reward was supplied for his arrest, and an enormous manhunt was underway.
He can be on the run for 9 days earlier than being arrested exterior an deserted home. His arrest would ship the case into one other path when the responding officers “dogpiled” on Loyd, inflicting him to interrupt a bone in his eye socket, leading to Loyd dropping his left eye altogether.
An inner investigation into the Orlando Police Division quickly started and located that the officers concerned had acted with justified drive.
Loyd was convicted and sentenced to life in jail for the homicide of Sade Dixon and their unborn child in October 2019.
Loyd was sentenced to demise for the killing of Lt. Debra Clayton in March 2022. Loyd and his attorneys are presently making an attempt to attraction his sentence.
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