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Suspect in Orlando Officer's Killing Indicted by Grand Jury

A grand jury indictment is required for prosecutors to seek the death penalty, though State Attorney Aramis Ayala says her office has not determined whether it will

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    Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool
    Markeith Loyd, suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer, attends his initial court appearance Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Orange County Jail, in Orlando, Fla. Loyd spoke out of turn and was defiant during the appearance on charges of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was injured during his arrest Tuesday night following a weeklong manhunt.

    A Florida man suspected in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that a grand jury formally charged 41-year-old Markeith Loyd on Wednesday.

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    A grand jury indictment is required for prosecutors to seek the death penalty, though Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala says her office has not determined whether it will.

    Loyd's ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, was fatally shot at her home in December. Lt. Debra Clayton was gunned down Jan. 9 outside a Wal-Mart while attempting to capture Loyd, who was taken into custody after a massive manhunt that lasted more than a week.