Accused Cop Killer In Court

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

An accused cop killer faces a judge today during his first appearance. Police say 25-year-old Marco Lee gunned down Officer Ken Jordan last Monday night after he was pulled over for suspected drunk driving.

He’s facing a charge of first degree murder and vehicular eluding.

He walked into court with both arms in casts after an apparent shoot-out with police officers more than a week ago. The courtroom was packed. Many of Lee's family and friends gathered. Officer Jordan's parents and sister from Chicago sat in as well along with Jordan's girlfriend, Heidi.

The hearing was to set future dates for this case. Lee will appear back in court in early January. He is represented by state public defenders. The district attorney, himself, John Newsome is the lead prosecutor in this case.

The state law says killing a police officer carries a death sentence. The district attorney's office still has some time to decide if they'll pursue death penalty.

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