Second murder trial date set in Markeith Loyd case

Loyd accused of murder in shooting deaths of Sade Dixon, Debra Clayton

Markeith Loyd. File photo.
Markeith Loyd. File photo.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Markeith Loyd, who faces a murder trial in September in the shooting death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, will have a second murder trial in May 2020 in the death of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton.

Loyd, who appeared in court Wednesday, faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Sade Dixon and Debra Clayton.

Orange County Circuit Judge Leticia Marques, who recently took over Loyd's cases, said jury selection, which could take a month to complete, will begin Sept. 27 in the Dixon trial.

Marques also said the jury weill be sequestered.

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If convicted, Loyd faces the death penalty.


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