Death penalty may not be sure thing for accused cop killer

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 1:18pm

Travis County. TX — Brandon Montgomery Daniel is the first suspect in decades who could face the death penalty if convicted of fatally shooting an Austin Police Department officer.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has not yet announced whether she will seek the death penalty in the incident, which police say was caught on video.
However, attorneys and legal experts who are not involved with the case say her decision whether to seek the ultimate punishment for Daniel will not come as automatically as some might think. They add that if Daniel is found guilty, a death penalty verdict may not be a sure thing.
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