Man guilty of 1st-degree murder in officer's deathPosted: Updated:
UPDATE -- May 5:
PHOENIX - Donald Delahanty has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of police Officer David Uribe.
Guilty on all counts
Accused cop killer on trial - The man accused of shooting and killing a Phoenix police officer nearly four years ago is in court, on trial for his life.
Uribe was killed during a traffic stop on Cactus Road four years ago.
Delahanty, 22, was also found guilty of arson and conspiring to have two witnesses killed while he was in jail.
The jury will decide whether he should be sentenced to death.
ORIGINAL REPORT - April 7:
PHOENIX -- The man accused of shooting and killing a Phoenix police officer nearly four years ago is in court, on trial for his life.
Donald Delahanty, 22, faces charges of first-degree murder, among other counts, in the shooting death of Officer David Uribe after a routine traffic stop took a violent turn on May 10, 2005.
His trial got under way in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday.
Delahanty was a passenger in a car Uribe pulled over near 31st Avenue and Cactus Road. Delhanty's friend Chris Wilson was behind the wheel.
According to investigators, Delahanty pulled a gun and fired four times at Uribe after the officer asked for proof of insurance. Uribe was hit in the head, mouth and neck.
Prosecutors said Delahanty and Wilson left the scene and torched their car a few blocks away. The two also allegedly took the gun apart and ditched the pieces.
The pair then went to a friend's house. That friend, David York, tried to destroy the clothes Delahanty and Wilson were wearing at the time of the shooting.
Officers arrested the men two days later.
York spent nearly four years in prison for his roll helping Wilson and Delahanty after the shooting.
In 2006, Wilson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a deal that requires him to testify against Delahanty.
Delahanty's lawyer is arguing that Wilson was actually the one who pulled the trigger.
The trial is expected to last about three weeks.
If convicted, Delahanty could face the death penalty.