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DA to seek death penalty for Otis McKane

McKane is accused of shooting and killing SAPD Detective Benjamin Marconi in 2016.
Otis Tyrone McKane, suspect arrested in death of SAPD Det. Benjamin Marconi

SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said he'll seek the death penalty for a man accused of shooting and killing a San Antonio Police detective in 2016. 

Otis McKane allegedly killed Benjamin Marconi in an ambush-style attack. Marconi was the first SAPD officer to die in the line of duty since 2013.

On Tuesday, DA Joe Gonzales released the following statement:

"When I ran for District Attorney in 2018, I promised the citizens of Bexar County that I would seek the death penalty only in the worst of the worst cases. The facts of this case meet that standard. After months of reviewing all of the evidence in this case, as well as meeting with and considering the wishes of Detective Marconi's family, my capital crimes committee and I have elected to seek the death penalty. This decision was made after much debate about the options available to me and I believe that the cold and calculating nature of the defendant's conduct in this case deserves the death penalty."


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