ORLANDO, Fla. – A hearing will be held in the second murder trial against convicted killer Markeith Loyd, who is accused of killing Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton.
According to a court filing, the hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, when Judge Leticia Marques will take up a motion to discuss the appointment of counsel, assistants and other staff in Loyd’s case, as well as the method of payment for them, per Florida statutes 27.40 and 27.5303.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marques previously canceled the pre-trial and jury trial, which were scheduled for March 30, 2020 and May 1, 2020, respectively.
Loyd was convicted in 2019 of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. He’s accused of gunning down Clayton in 2017 outside an Orange County Walmart during a manhunt. Loyd’s attorneys have said that they plan to argue Loyd was insane when she shot Clayton.