- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge to uphold the murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing a Rhode Island police officer with the cop’s service weapon at police headquarters.

Esteban Carpio has asked for his conviction to be overturned in the 2005 killing of Providence police detective James Allen. Carpio is serving life in prison.

Carpio argues he should have been ruled insane, saying that the judge’s instructions to the jury undermined his case and encouraged them to rule in way that satisfied the “community’s sense of justice.”

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2s4TUUZ ) the state is asking that the matter be dismissed, arguing that the jury had considered Carpio’s mental health.

The office says the state Supreme Court upheld the conviction in 2012.

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

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