- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A man charged in a 2014 hit-and-run crash that killed a Chandler police officer has turned down a plea agreement.

Maricopa County prosecutors say Brian Yazzie was offered a plea deal in court Friday.

He would get 13 to 15 years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Police say Officer David Payne was rear-ended on his patrol motorcycle while stopped at a red light on Oct. 31, 2014. He later died at a hospital.

Court records show the 32-year-old Yazzie allegedly was under the influence when he crashed into Payne’s motorcycle and fled the scene.

Yazzie’s trial is scheduled to start Nov. 2 and he could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

He’s charged with second-degree murder, DUI, fleeing the scene and endangerment.

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