‘It is so ordered’: Florida Supreme Court affirms Markeith Loyd’s convictions, death sentence

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday morning issued an opinion, affirming Markeith Loyd’s convictions and death sentence.


A judge had previously sentenced Loyd to death for the 2017 murder of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton, but Loyd appealed his convictions and sentence.

In all, Loyd was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Read: Markeith Loyd sentenced to death in killing of Orlando police Lt Debra Clayton

Read: Who was Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton?

“We affirm all convictions and his death sentence,” the Court said Thursday.

Watch live updates on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at Noon.

Photos: Markeith Loyd through the years

Read the court’s full opinion below:

Click here to download our free news, weather and smart TV apps. And click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.