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Man Convicted of Killing a San Antonio Cop Sentenced to Death by Lethal Injection

Otis Tyrone McKane was arrested by police in 2016

 on 8th August 2021 @ 2.00pm
otis tyrone mckane shot the detective before fleeing the scene © press
Otis Tyrone McKane shot the detective before fleeing the scene

A man convicted of killing a San Antonio detective has been given the death penalty after a Texas jury deliberated for about eight hours.

Otis Tyrone McKane was convicted in July for the killing of Detective Benjamin Marconi in November 2016, which was described as an ambush-style slaying.

The Texas jury retired to deliberate the fate of McKane and returned with the death penalty, KENS CBS5 reported.

Otis Tyrone McKane was arrested by police in 2016 after he shot and killed Detective Marconi.

Detective Marconi had initiated a traffic stop close to the San Antonio Police Department headquarters.

the man said the reason he shot the detective was because he was upset about child custody battles © press
The man said the reason he shot the detective was because he was upset about child custody battles.

While on traffic summons for the driver, McKane pulled up behind the detective's vehicle.

McKane then walked to the driver's side of the patrol car before shooting Marconi once in the head, Police Chief William McManus said.

McKane then allegedly shot Marconi a second time before fleeing the scene.

The man said the reason he shot the detective was because he was upset about child custody battles.

"I’ve been through several custody battles, and I was upset at the situation that I was in, and I lashed out at someone that didn’t deserve it,” McKane responded.

While evading police, McKane made some time to marry a woman, Christian Chanel Fields.

He was found several hours later by police and placed under arrest.

while evading police  mckane made some time to marry a woman  christian chanel fields © press
While evading police, McKane made some time to marry a woman, Christian Chanel Fields.

In July this year, the jury delivered a verdict of guilty.

The article states:

McKane stands from a seated position, raises his right elbow, and thrusts it at Gonzalez’s head, hitting him in the face. The approximately six-foot-tall McKane then lunges at the shorter Gonzalez and appears to strike the deputy with his right fist a second time. McKane then seems to hook his right arm around Gonzalez’s head and pulls the bailiff down to the courtroom floor.

Several other deputies and police officers present in the courtroom immediately ran over to assist Gonzalez and attempt to subdue McKane. As the team of officers tried to handcuff McKane for a second time, he continued to resist arrest, holding his arms under his large body while lying face down on the courtroom floor. Two bailiffs, including Gonzalez, required the assistance of a number of other police officers to finally handcuff McKane on Monday.

Detective Marconi's family released the following statement following the sentence."

“Thank you to the many friends and family who attended the trial; we are deeply humbled for the amount of love, prayer, and grace we felt through each and every one of you."

"And finally, to Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi—thank you for making our lives better and the lives of everyone you touched."

"You are eternally missed, and we will never forget you—rest easy sweet Ben.”

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