TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who killed a Tampa police officer will have his death sentence reduced to life without parole.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a death sentence wasn’t appropriate for Humberto Delgado Jr., who fatally shot Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts in 2009.READ MORE: Investigation After A Deputy-Involved Crash Happened In Dunedin
The court said aggravating circumstances in the case were disproportional to mitigating circumstances, which included Delgado’s mental state when he committed the crime.READ MORE: Attorneys Rush To Block Demolition Of Arrive Perimeter Apt. Building Following Explosion
Delgado had pushed a shopping cart 15 miles on his way to a veterans’ shelter when Roberts stopped to question him. Delgado ran and Roberts used a stun gun on him. Roberts was shot during a scuffle that followed.
Delgado had suffered from mental health issues for years, including psychotic episodes in which he thought police were trying to kill him.MORE NEWS: Check Your Tickets, Pronto: $432M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Manhattan Pizza Shop
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