New York man who killed cop, Jamaican man gets double life sentence
A New York judge has imposed a double life sentence on a Queens, New York man for killing a Long Island cop during a traffic stop and a Jamaican man who was caught in the crossfire.
Thirty Four-year-old Daniel Fuller of Queens, had been convicted of first- and second-degree murder for a 2012 rampage near the Belmont Park racetrack in Queens.
Officer Arthur Lopez of the Nassau County Police Department in Long Island and Jamaican Construction worker Raymond Facey were killed in the incident.
Fuller’s attorney unsuccessfully tried to argue that no one actually saw Fuller kill either man.
Prosecutors said Lopez and his partner pursued Fuller after he collided with a van and fled the scene of the accident in his damaged car, toting a loaded gun, on October 23, 2012.
The cop caught up with Fuller near the Belmont racetrack but the ex-convict reportedly whipped out his handgun from five feet away and killed the officer.
Fuller continued on his shooting spree, shooting Facey in the head as he stopped to call his daughter about a planned Christmas vacation to Jamaica.
Media reports said Fuller made off with the victim’s car, driving to Queens so a friend could shoot him in the leg in an attempt to make it seem like he had been a carjacking victim.
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