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Man Accused of Killing Orlando Officer Defiant in Court

Suspect in Orlando Officer's Death Will Act As Own Lawyer
Posted at 9:34 AM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 08:09:41-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Forty-one-year-old Markeith Loyd told the judge Thursday morning that he plans to represent himself and said the charges against him were made up. The judge ordered Loyd held without bond.

Loyd's eye was bandaged and two officers flanked him as he stood at the podium wearing a bullet-proof vest. He was injured during his arrest Tuesday night following a weeklong manhunt.

Loyd faces multiple charges including first-degree murder, unlawful killing of an unborn child and attempted murder in the December death of Sade Dixon. He hasn't been charged in the death of Lt. Debra Clayton who was gunned down while she searched for him outside a Wal-Mart store Jan. 9.

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