The Memphis shooting spree suspect may face the ultimate punishment.
According to a report from Fox News, Memphis shooting spree suspect Ezekiel Kelly, who shot and killed 4 people and injured 3 others, may face the death penalty if convicted; Kelly live-streamed his spree on Facebook.
From Fox News:
Appearing in a Shelby County courtroom wearing a dark blue-colored jail-issued jumpsuit and a face mask, a wide-eyed, serious Kelly spoke briefly to tell Judge Karen Massey he understood he needed an attorney and that he did not have any questions. He is represented by public defender Jennifer Case, the same lawyer defending alleged Eliza Fletcher killer Cleotha Henderson.
During the court appearance, Massey acknowledged that the death penalty is possible. Case requested a gag order be implemented, and the jurist scheduled a motion hearing for Sept. 13.
Kelly did not enter a plea and no bond was set during the hearing. District Attorney Steve Mulroy said additional charges against the defendant were likely to come.
“They’re concerned about a horrible week we’ve had here in Memphis,” DA Mulroy said. “We understand how the public feels and we want to reassure the public that we and law enforcement are working around the clock on these cases to prevent things like this from happening in the future.”
“I’ve said this before, and I think it bears repetition. This office takes repeat violent offenders very seriously,” he told reporters. “It merits a strong response.”
19-year-old Kelly was recently released from prison where he was serving time felony for aggravated assault in connection with a 2020 shooting.
He served 11 months of a 3-year sentence and was released in March.
More over at Fox News:
Judge says death penalty is on the table for alleged Memphis spree shooterhttps://t.co/TmlCOjMfp3
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 9, 2022