Monday, May 16, 2011

Cop Killer Faces Capital Murder Indictment

Suspect Hastily Apologizes, Faces Minimum Of 21-Years-To-Life
Re-printed from a story at WLWT Channel 5 on May 16th 2011
Marcus Israel
Marcus Israel, an admitted cop-killer, faces 21-Years-To-Life in prison in SW Ohio.

LEBANON, OH. - The suspect charged in the death of a Warren County sheriff's deputy was indicted on nine counts Friday.

Sgt. Brian Dulle was struck and killed during a chase Tuesday morning. Dulle was laying down a spike strip when he was struck.

The suspect, Marcus Israel, a man who has already been to prison already for robbery, domestic violence, and drug offenses was arrested later that day and charged with involuntary manslaughter and failure to comply with an officer's orders. He was arraigned Thursday and ordered held on $1 million bond.

On Friday, a grand jury returned nine indictments including Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, two counts of Felonious Assault, Receiving Stolen Property, Failure To Comply with an Officer's Order and two counts of having Weapons Under Disability.

In an exclusive jailhouse interview with Dayton's WKEF-TV Channel 22 Israel stated: "I just want to apologize to the officer's family.".

According to his Facebook page, where he states he is sexually interested in men and women as well as "GET MONEY", there is a huge outpouring of grief for Israel's arrest and Murder indictment but strangely enough not a single word of condolence for the man Israel admitted killing or this man's family's loss.

In Warren County, Prosecutor David Fornshell stated that Isreal had a handgun on him at the time of the incident, and many of the charges against him include firearms specifications.

"The information I will give you is, there was a weapon that was found at the accident scene, a single weapon that we believe belonged to Mr. Isreal," Fornshell said.

Warren County
A memorial to murdered police officers in Warren County, Ohio now is inscribed with one more name.

Fornshell said the involuntary manslaughter charge was upgraded to murder because Isreal was in the process of committing another crime when Dulle was killed.

If convicted on all charges, Isreal faces a minimum of 21 1/2 years to life prison and a maximum of 37 1/2 years to life in prison.

On Thursday, police released video from the incident that killed Dulle in the hopes of identifying the drivers of two vehicles who may have witnessed the crash.

Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims said those two drivers have come forward and spoken with investigators. Sims would not discuss what those two drivers told authorities.

The announcement of the indictments comes just hours before a visitation was to be held for Dulle, and one day before his funeral.

"This is a very, very positive step in our healing process, both for the Dulle family and the Sheriff's Office family," Sims said.

References:
WLWT Channel 5, Suspect In Deputy's Death Indicted On Murder Charge
WCPO CHannel 9, Deputy Dulle Memorial Gallery
WKEF-TV Channel 22, Suspect Confesses And Apologizes
Facebook, Marcus Israel