A Maricopa County jury is expected to resume deliberations later this afternoon, this time to determine if cop-killer Donnie Delahanty should get the death penalty for murdering Phoenix officer David Uribe (in the photo).
Earlier this month, the panel convicted the 22-year-old of shooting the veteran officer to death during a routine traffic stop on May 10, 2005, near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Cactus. Delahanty was the front-seat passenger in a car driven by Christopher Wilson.
Wilson pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder and testified against Delahanty.
A defense attorney for Delahanty just completed his opening statement in the penalty phase of the proceedings, and will get a final chance to try to convince jurors to spare his client's life sometime later today. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville is presiding.
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New Times told the tale of Officer Uribe's senseless and brutal death in its "Murder City" series, published in 2006.