ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — Accused killer Markeith Loyd is scheduled to be in court Monday for a status hearing. It is the first time Loyd will appear since his case was reassigned by Governor Rick Scott.
Last week, State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty, sparking backlash from law enforcement officials.
Governor Rick Scott took the case away from Ayala after she refused to recuse herself.
State Attorney Brad King, District 5, will now prosecute the case. King’s district includes Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.
King said he is still researching the facts of this case and has not yet decided whether or not he will pursue the death penalty against Loyd.
Loyd’s trial for the Dixon case begins May 1.
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