Accused Cop Killer In Court

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

The accused cop killer was back in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Jereme Lamberth faces a charge of first degree murder in the February 22nd shooting death of Detective Jared Jensen.

A reason they are having this hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence to keep Lamberth behind bars without bond.

Tuesday in court, the prosecution calls a handful of witness to the stand to recount the details surrounding Detective Jensen’s death.

Among those to take the stand, besides fellow police officers and the county coroner, a woman who says she witnessed the murder. She says that she was across the street from the 7-11 near Hancock and Costilla that fateful day. “…And then I realized, the man was standing over him with a gun and I said to myself, ‘Is this real?’ Then, he shot him,” the alleged witness said.

Jensen's widow, Natalie and his family sat in the courtroom. Lamberth's mom was also there. Wednesday, the defense will call their witnesses for day 2 of the prelim. After that, the judge will make a decision whether or not to hold Lamberth without bond.


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