- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A man convicted in the shooting death of a Georgetown police officer is seeking a new trial.

WBOC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1F2kdGM ) that Derrick Powell was in court this week for his final evidentiary hearing and his current attorneys are arguing that there were deficiencies in his representation during his first trial.

Powell was found guilty of felony murder in 2011 in the death of 29-year-old patrolman Chad Spicer and was sentenced to death.

Spicer was struck in the face by a bullet as he sat in the passenger seat of a police cruiser following the pursuit of a car carrying Powell and two other men.


Information from: WBOC-TV, https://www.wboc.com/

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