District Attorney seeks death penalty for man accused of killing detective Marconi

Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was arrested in connection with the murder of Det. Ben Marconi, says SAPD. This mugshot is from a 2012 arrest. (Photo: Bexar County Jail)

SAN ANTONIO - District Attorney Nico LaHood said Friday he will pursue the death penalty in the trial against a man accused of killing a San Antonio detective.

Otis McKane, 32, was arrested in November 2016 and later indicted for capital murder February 2017 in connection to the death of detective Benjamin Marconi. McKane is accused of ambushing Marconi outside police headquarters and shooting him twice while he was writing a traffic ticket. One of the shots struck Marconi in the head.

McKane told reporters he was angry about a child custody battle, adding that he "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it."

He remains in custody at the Bexar County Jail.

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