Powell’s attorneys move to block the death penalty for officer’s death

    Attorneys for Derrick Powell have moved to block the death penalty at the convicted cop killer’s upcoming sentencing hearing.

    Powell’s attorneys filed the motion yesterday on the grounds that the jury’s decision to consider the death penalty was split 7 to 5, and that Powell was convicted on just one of two counts of first-degree murder, according to a report by the Associated Press and Wilmington News Journal.

    Powell has been convicted of killing Georgetown, Del., police officer Chad Spicer in September 2009. His sentencing hearing is set for May 20.

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