Bryan Hulsey facing death penalty in murder of police officer

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jurors have determined that a man convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting of a Glendale police officer qualifies for the death penalty.

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury on Thursday found two aggravating factors in the trial of 40-year-old Bryan Wayne Hulsey.

The trial now moves to the penalty phase beginning Aug. 11.

Hulsey was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Officer Anthony Holly and also found guilty of attempted first-degree murder of another officer.

Hulsey was a passenger in the vehicle that had been pulled over for speeding and not having a license plate.

Holly was there to serve as backup to another officer who made the traffic stop.

Prosecutors say Hulsey exited the vehicle and fired two shots, one of which hit Holly.


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