KTLA-TV in Los Angeles has just published a report (archive.org link, loads slowly) stating that prosecutors will seek the death penalty for accused killer Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza is charged with killing high school football star Jamiel Shaw II last year.
It’s not only an emotionally charged case, but a political one, too. Espinoza, an illegal immigrant, had been released from jail only hours before Shaw was murdered while walking home.
Following Espinoza’s arrest, LAPD’s Special Order 40 received recharged scrutiny from detractors.
Beyond90Seconds has written numerous stories about the Shaw case. You can read them here.