Officers Shot Death Penalty

FILE - In this  July 30, 2003  file photo, Ronell Wilson is escorted past a corrections officer after appearing in court in the Staten Island borough of New York, to face charges of shooting two undercover police officers during a buy-and-bust operation, in New York. The Justice Department, after learning in 2011 that an appeals court threw out Wilson's death sentence for the slayings, decided to again seek death with a new jury rather than let the defendant serve an automatic life term. Court officials say since then, at least $1.6 million in taxpayer money has gone to lawyers' fees and other expenses.  (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
FILE - In this July 30, 2003 file photo, Ronell Wilson is escorted past a corrections officer after appearing in court in the Staten Island borough of New York, to face charges of shooting two undercover police officers during a buy-and-bust operation, in New York. The Justice Department, after learning in 2011 that an appeals court threw out Wilson's death sentence for the slayings, decided to again seek death with a new jury rather than let the defendant serve an automatic life term. Court officials say since then, at least $1.6 million in taxpayer money has gone to lawyers' fees and other expenses. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)

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