Prosecution plays body cam video of Daniels shooting Officer East on Day 3 of murder trial
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Wednesday is Day 3 of the capital murder trial of Hollis Daniels, the 24-year-old who fatally shot Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East, Jr. back in October 2017.
The State played video from Officer East’s body camera on Wednesday that shows Daniels shooting and killing him. It was played on monitors not visible to the gallery, but we could hear Daniels ask East if he had family at home. East replies that he does and then the gunshot.
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Jurors heard opening arguments and Daniels submitted a guilty plea on Monday morning.
The sentencing phase began Tuesday. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
KCBD’s Shaley Sanders is providing updates from inside the courtroom:
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