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Morning Poll: Should County Attorney Seek Death Penalty in Murder of Chandler Cop?

Five men were indicted yesterday in the murder of Chandler Police Officer Carlos Ledesma.

The suspects, Thadika Singleton, 38; John Webber, 37; Doarnell Jackson, 35; Jerry Wayne Cockhearn, 25; and Eldridge Gittens, 34, each has been charged with first-degree murder, as well as several other crimes including attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to sell marijuana.

Jackson, the alleged shooter, also has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder, too.

Click here if you're unfamiliar with the case.


County Attorney Rick Romley said yesterday he "wouldn't be surprised" if his office sought the death penalty in the case but wouldn't say for sure whether it would.

We want to know what you think: should Romley seek the death penalty for the alleged killers?

Vote -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- below.

Yesterday's poll question: Is the Latest Threat Against Joe Arpaio Credible or Latest Act of Media Whoredom?

- 22 percent say credible.

- 66 percent say media-whoredom.

- 12 percent say yes.

Here is your morning poll:




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James King
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