Man who killed NY officer, driver faces sentencing

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A union official says only the death penalty would be appropriate for a parolee convicted of killing a Long Island police officer during a traffic stop.

Parolee Darrell Fuller was also found guilty of killing a motorist during his getaway.

Fuller is due in Nassau County Court on Friday for sentencing on his murder convictions. He faces up to life without parole.

The president of the county police union says life in prison isn't enough for Fuller. He says it's unfortunate New York no longer has a death penalty.

Fuller was convicted in the shooting of Officer Arthur Lopez and the carjacking killing of Raymond Facey in 2012.

Prosecutors said that after the killings, Fuller had a friend shoot him in the leg to make it appear he was a victim.

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