- Associated Press - Friday, April 12, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a man charged in the death of an Albuquerque police officer (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

A jury has found a 38-year-old man who fatally shot an Albuquerque police officer in 2015 guilty of first-degree murder.

The jury returned its verdict Friday against Davon Lymon after about two hours of deliberations.

Prosecutor Clara Moran had argued that Lymon made “a deliberate and conscious choice to take the life of Daniel Webster.” The 47-year-old officer was attempting to handcuff Lymon to a motorcycle during an October 2015 traffic stop the night that he was fatally shot.



Lymon’s attorney argued he was in fear for his life when he opened fire.

Lymon already had been sentenced in federal court to nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of firearms-related charges and other crimes.

3:45 p.m.

The attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting an Albuquerque police officer has made his final argument before jurors, saying his client was terrified when he opened fire.

Davon Lymon’s attorney says he shot Officer Daniel Webster in October 2015 after thinking that he heard him say six more officers were on their way to put him “in the ground.” In Webster’s lapel video, the officer says that they were going to put Lymon “on the ground.”

Attorney Gary Mitchell also argues Lymon, who is black, may have been especially fearful about the police encounter because of his race.

Lymon is charged with murder and other counts in Webster’s death.

The case was sent to the jury for deliberations late Friday afternoon.

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12:45 p.m.

A New Mexico prosecutor is reviewing video for jurors in her closing arguments as she seeks to underscore that an Albuquerque police officer was shot six times, including in the neck, by a man on a motorcycle in October 2015.

Clara Moran, of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, is delivering closing arguments Friday in the trial of Davon Lymon. He is charged with murder and other counts in the death of Officer Daniel Webster.

Moran argues that Lymon made “a deliberate and conscious choice to take the life of Daniel Webster.”

Authorities say Lymon shot Webster during a traffic stop.

Lymon testified during his trial that he opened fire because he feared for his life.

His attorneys still must deliver their closing arguments before the case is sent to the jury.

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Attorneys plan to make their final case in the trial of a man who has been charged with killing an Albuquerque police officer.

Closing arguments are expected to begin Friday morning before Davon Lymon’s case is sent to the jury.

Lymon, who is 38, is charged with murder and other lesser counts in connection with Officer Daniel Webster’s death.

Prosecutors have sought to argue that Lymon shot Webster in October 2015 because he was a felon in possession of a firearm who did not want to return to prison.

Lymon testified that he opened fire during a traffic stop because he feared for his life.

He already has been sentenced in federal court to four decades in prison after being convicted of firearms-related charges and other crimes.

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