Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing officer Victor Decker

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jan 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-22 20:40:00-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach prosecutors want to put Raymond Perry in the death chamber for killing Norfolk police officer Victor Decker.

Walking past his mother in the court's front row Tuesday morning, Raymond Lewis Perry heard prosecutors say they want him executed.

Perry is charged with robbing and killing off-duty Decker. Prosecutors say Perry and an accomplice stalked customers outside an Oceana go-go bar, and followed Decker to his truck. There, according to police, they killed the officer and took his wallet.

Despite an exhaustive investigation, police did not make an arrest for more than a year. But last year, they said enough jailhouse informants had come forward with information, and that allowed detectives to file the murder charge. Perry says he's innocent, and that the fellow inmates are lying to get reduced sentences.

Perry is already serving a life sentence in federal prison for a series of robberies.

A second man,  Kareem Turner, is also facing a murder charge in this case, but as of now he is not facing the death penalty.


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