Markkeith Loyd, who was found guilty of the 2012 murder of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton, was sentenced to death Thursday by a Florida court. The punishment, given by Ninth Circuit Judge Leticia Marques, came nearly three months after a jury determined that Loyd should be executed and more than five years after Clayton was murdered on duty.
A jury found Loyd guilty of murdering Clayton during a manhunt that began on December 14, 2016, after he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child. During a January 2017 manhunt, Loyd allegedly shot and killed Clayton as she stood outside a Walmart attempting to confront him. He was arrested several days later.
Markeith Loyd Sentenced To Death
Floyd was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to court records. He was found guilty on five counts, including first-degree murder of a law enforcement official, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, carjacking with a firearm, and possession of a gun by an offender convicted previously.
Lloyd was sentenced to death in October 2019 for murdering his ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her murder. He avoided the death penalty in that case after a jury recommended a life sentence. After being sentenced to death on March 3, 2022, Markeith Loyd screams at the gallery as deputies carry him away from the courtroom.
Markeith Lloyd’s Eye
During Markeith Lloyd’s arrest, Orlando cops badly beat him, resulting in his blindness. Lloyd was apprehended near an abandoned house on Lescot Lane in Carver Shores after a large manhunt. Officers kicked Lloyd in the face, knocking out one of his eyes, but were later cleared of all charges.
He was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Florida court for fatally shooting an Orlando police officer. While on the run from the law for murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was identified a month later, on Jan. 9, 2017, after being accused of murdering his friend and fleeing.
According to authorities, the consumer informed Clayton, who was also inside the store, and she tried to stop him. Outside of the business, Clayton was killed in a gun battle with Lloyd.
Read Also: Elodie Zone Brother Gachui Karanja