Law/Justice

Illinois prosecutors seek death penalty for duo that executed police officer while she begged for her life

By Hannah Nightingale, The Post Millennial

“‘You don’t have to do this, please just go, please don’t please don’t.’ She was desperately pleading for her life,” said Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe.

A prosecutor in Illinois is seeking the death penalty for a duo charged with the fatal shooting of a veteran Illinois police officer who was killed with her own weapon while she pleaded for her life, and for the shooting of her partner, who is in critical condition.

Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe described the killing of 49-year-old Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic in court on Monday during a bond hearing for 26-year-old Xandria Harris, defending the necessity for the designation.

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