Death Penalty Sought For Lakeland’s Alledge Cop Killer

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 19-year-old man should be executed for killing a central Florida police officer in December.

The state attorney’s office in Polk County will seek the death penalty for Kyle Williams in the Dec. 18 slaying of 25-year-old Lakeland Officer Arnulfo Crispin. The announcement came during a court hearing Thursday in Bartow.

Crispin was killed after telling a dispatcher he was approaching a group of suspicious people in a park. Williams is accused of shooting Crispin in the head as the officer did a pat-down for drugs and weapons.

Williams later surrendered at the urging of his mother.

Crispin grew up in nearby Mulberry and had been a Lakeland officer for just 18 months.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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