Man indicted on capital murder charge in Norfolk officer's death

Man indicted on capital murder charge in Norfolk officer's death

Credit: Va. Beach Police Dept.

Raymond Perry is accused of killing an off-duty police officer in Va. Beach.

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Associated Press

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 7:03 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- A man already serving a prison term in South Carolina now faces a capital murder charge after his indictment on charges related to the fatal shooting of an off-duty Norfolk police officer in Virginia Beach.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that a grand jury handed up the indictment Monday against 21-year-old Lewis Perry. He now faces life in prison or death in connection with the slaying in October 2010 of 25-year-old Victor Decker.

Police have said little about how they have linked Perry to Decker's killing.

Perry is originally from Norfolk. He is serving a nearly 97-year sentence in federal prison in Bennettsville, S.C., for a string of violent robberies before Decker's death.

Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty in Decker's slaying.

Lawyers on both sides will be in court Wednesday to present motions in the case, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.

 

 

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