Trial to start next year for man accused of killing Norfolk officer

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-17 17:52:38-04

Norfolk, Va. - The trial for the man accused of killing Norfolk Officer Victor Decker will start next year.

Today, attorneys in the case revealed that when the trial does start, it will stretch at least three weeks.

Court-appointed lawyers for Raymond Lewis Perry also asked for a second investigator added to their team, one that would delve into Perry's life, upbringing and background. That would be needed for the penalty phase of trial if he is convicted in this death-sentence case.

But the attorneys said that's only a precaution because they plan to successfully defend him at trial.

Perry and another man are accused of robbing and killing Decker outside a Virginia Beach go-go bar. Decker was off duty and visiting the bar with friends.


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