Orange County

Markeith Loyd trial postponed due to coronavirus

The upcoming trial for a man accused of murdering an Orlando police lieutenant has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Markeith Loyd was scheduled to go to trial in May for the shooting death of Lt. Debra Clayton. Investigators say he killed her in a Walmart parking lot in 2017 while on the run for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon.

Orlando police acted unprofessionally when arresting accused cop killer Markeith Loyd, defense says

Monday’s ruling came after officials decided to limit court proceedings because of the virus.

The trial will be rescheduled once the order is lifted.

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