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Illegal Immigrant's Plea Offer For Killing Officer Rejected

By: AP
By: AP

HOUSTON (AP) - An illegal immigrant accused of killing a Houston
police officer may still face the death penalty after prosecutors
rejected his offer to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence
without parole.
The capital murder trial of Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez is set
to start Monday in Houston.
Quintero-Perez shot Officer Rodney Johnson after a traffic stop
in 2006 with a gun he had hidden in his waistband.
Quintero-Perez is a Mexican citizen who was deported in 1999
after being convicted of indecency with a child.
His lawyer says he confessed to killing the police officer and
would take a sentence of life without parole.
But Harris County prosecutors say they'd rather have a jury
determine the right punishment for the man.

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