Court denies motion to remove judge from Markeith Loyd trial

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A motion to remove the judge from the Markeith Loyd trial has been denied.

The state filed a motion asking that judge Leticia Marques be removed from the case.

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That motion was denied on Wednesday as “legally insufficient.”

Loyd was found guilty earlier this month of murdering Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton in 2017.

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.