Manhunt ends, accused of Orlando cop killer
Police: Suspect killed, officer and ex-girlfriend
The man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer almost two years ago claims in a jailhouse video released Monday that he acted in self-defense after a fight, but that he wanted his unborn baby is his “draw.”
In jailhouse video obtained by WFTV, Markeith Loyd claims that he got into a fight in December 2016 with his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon about his Facebook communication.
“When I started with the contact with other women and that they are the seen on Facebook, she got my password,” Loyd said another ex-girlfriend during a prison visit. Loyd then said he travelled to Dixon’s home to talk to her.”
“We have to talk, and she is still in her feelings, and she went and got a gun,” he said. “I ended up taking the S__ of her, but her brother came out and got it, and they (say), ‘What’s going on? Blow s___,'” he said.
Accused cop killer Markeith Loyd said in jailhouse videos that he got into a fight with his pregnant ex-girlfriend about whom he was talking with on Facebook.
That is when the visitor informs Loyd, that the line they are talking on the record is, according to WFTV.
After Dixon was killed in December, Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton was shot Jan. 9, 2017 outside a Wal-Mart during an attempt to capture Loyd. Later he was captured after a massive manhunt in Central Florida.
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In the prison video obtained by WFTV, Loyd does not mention Clayton’s to kill, but speaks of Dixon’s unborn child.
Markeith Loyd, who is suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer, attends his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida.
(Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool)
“I wanted the baby to come out, like, my character traits,” he can be heard saying. “Even when she was pregnant, for three months, I was already in conversation with the baby, sang to the baby.”
Last month, Loyd appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing, where his lawyer asked the Judge Frederick Lauten delay his scheduled trial date for Dixon’s murder in January 2019, according to FOX35. Loyd faces the death penalty for the murder of Dixon and Clayton.
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Last week, the judge refused a motion of Loyd’s defense to remove the death penalty from the murder cases, according to ClickOrlando. A hearing on the matter, scheduled for October. 3.
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In August, state Attorney Brad King told the court that he will use to prove the murder of Clayton in the matter.
Lt. Debra Clayton posthumously received the Purple Heart Award, the highest award given by the Orlando Police Department.
“The shell casings match, is a proof that the same gun was used and the gun was eventually found where Mr. Loyd was arrested and it goes to that evidence,” King said.
Last year, Clayton posthumously received the Purple Heart Award and the Award of the Courage of the Orlando Police Department, the department, the highest honor.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed