Prosecutors seek death penalty in Georgetown Police killing

    Man accused of killing Sussex County officer will go on trial in the fall and could face the death penalty if convicted.

    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office will pursue the death penalty against the man accused of killing a police officer in Sussex County.

    Derrick Powell is facing charges including first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer.  Spicer was killed while responding to a call of ‘shots fired’ outside a fast food restaurant.

    Biden says, “Seeking the death penalty is one of the most important decisions an Attorney General makes.  Today, I am announcing that we are seeking the death penalty for the murder of Officer Chad Spicer.”

    Powell was arrested on September 1, 2009.  He’s scheduled to go on trial in October.

    Earlier this month, members of the Georgetown Police Department took part in a charity golf tournament to raise funds for his daughter Aubrey who was just three years old when her father was killed.

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