- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A man who was convicted of killing a Providence police detective and stabbing a woman in 2005 has lost his bid for a new trial.

Authorities said Esteban Carpio was taken to the police department after he stabbed an 84-year-old woman. They said he then locked the door of a conference room and fatally shot Detective James Allen with Allen’s gun before fleeing.

He was found guilty of the crimes in 2006 and sentenced to two life terms and a consecutive 20-year sentence.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1TFWKq6 ) Carpio had said his attorney didn’t represent him adequately because he didn’t make a motion for acquittal mid-trail.

A judge wrote in his decision that Carpio would had to have shown that his lawyer made mistakes that contributed to a wrongful verdict.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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