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Man faces sentencing in killing of Memphis police officer


Attorney Bill Massey, right, touches his client, Treveno Campbell, during the first day of his murder trial Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Memphis, Tenn. Campbell is charged with killing Memphis police officer Martoiya Lang in 2011. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Attorney Bill Massey, right, touches his client, Treveno Campbell, during the first day of his murder trial Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Memphis, Tenn. Campbell is charged with killing Memphis police officer Martoiya Lang in 2011. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Memphis, Tennessee, police officer during a raid of his home is set to be sentenced.

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge James Beasley is scheduled to sentence Treveno Campbell on Tuesday.

Campbell was found guilty Jan. 31 of second-degree murder in the death of Officer Martoiya Lang in December 2012. Campbell shot Lang after she and five other officers broke into Campbell’s home in search of a drug suspect who did not end up being there.

Campbell faces up to 25 years in prison in Lang’s killing. He also will be sentenced for the attempted second-degree murder of two other officers involved in the raid.

Lang, a mother of four, was the first female Memphis officer to be killed in the line of duty.

Source: AP

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