Philly District Attorney To Take Death Penalty Off Table For 2 Cop Killers

The family of a Sgt. Robert Wilson said Philadelphia's district attorney has offered his killers a plea deal.

Philadelphia, PA – The notorious cop-hating district attorney for Philadelphia has offered a plea deal that would take the death penalty off the table to two men who murdered a police officer, and fallen hero’s family is outraged.

District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office said that it would have no comment until after the hearing on Monday for the two suspects accused of murdering Philadelphia Police Sergeant Robert Wilson III, WPVI reported.

But law enforcement sources told WCAU that cop killers Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams planned to accept life sentences, plus 50 to 100 consecutive years in prison, in exchange for pleading guilty to Sgt. Wilson’s murder.

Nobody from the district attorney’s office contacted the family of Sgt. Wilson before they gave his killers a deal that would let them avoid the death penalty.

During his campaign for district attorney, Krasner shared his personal objections to capital punishment and promised he would never seek the death penalty, according to WCAU.

The families of murder victims expressed concern after he was elected that they would never see justice served in their loved ones’ cases.

Although there is a governor-imposed moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania, the state can still seek it, WCAU reported.

In March, Krasner told WCAU that the case against Sgt. Wilson’s murderers remained a capital one, and said he would follow the decision of a committee that would determine if the death penalty was appropriate in the slain officer’s case.

Sgt. Wilson, an eight-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was murdered by Hipps and Williams during a snowstorm on March 5, 2015, when he stopped into a GameStop store to buy a video game for his son as a reward for making good grades, CNN reported.

Police said Sgt. Wilson was standing at the counter in uniform when Hipps and Williams, who are brothers, entered the store wielding guns, according to CNN. There were five customers and two employees in the store at the time.

Sgt. Wilson announced himself, and then exchanged gunfire with the robbers. Police said the store’s surveillance footage showed a heroic officer who diverted gunfire away from the innocent civilians in the store, WCAU reported.

More than 50 gunshots were exchanged and the sergeant was shot three times by Hipps and Williams.

"Officer Wilson was shot multiple times in the body and once in the head. That is the shot that ultimately killed him," Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark told CNN at the time.

Hipps and Williams got in a second shootout with Sgt. Wilson’s partner as they left the store, and Hipps was wounded, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Williams ran back in the store and tried to pretend he was a customer when officers arrived to arrest him, according to CNN. He later confessed.

Both brothers were arrested and charged with Sgt. Wilson’s murder, and the attempted murder of his partner.

Shaki'ra Wilson-Burroughs, the slain sergeant’s sister, said she was told that the committee met for two hours this week to discuss what sentence would be appropriate for her brother’s killers; however, the family was not told what decision had ultimately been made.

She told WCAU that Sgt. Wilson’s family had been shut out of the prosecutorial process, and that “no one even got a statement from us to even present."

"Everything is hush-hush. It feels as though the district attorney's hand is covering their mouth," Wilson-Burroughs said.

A few months ago, Sgt. Wilson’s sister and his grandmother, Connie Wilson, shared their frustrations about the lack of movement in his murder case after three years without a trial, WCAU reported.

Both women called for the avowed anti-police district attorney to step aside in the cop killers’ cases.

"Do your job," was the message Wilson-Burroughs told WCAU she wanted to deliver to Krasner after she got the news about her brother’s murderers’ plea agreements.

"How about stand up as a man, pass off [the case] and say what you cannot do since you can't hold this case and be fair,” Wilson-Burroughs challenged the anti-cop district attorney.

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Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I knew it would be bad when they voted this libtard cop hater into office, sad. RIP Sgt. Wilson.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

When will voters stop electing these idiots into officer!! To the voters of Philly, PA that voted for this DA, next time it could be your family member killed and to know y’all elected a DA that doesn’t believe in punishing the guilty to the full extent of the law.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

My condolences to the family of Sgt Wilson, and I hope the fine, upstanding (?) citizens of Philly will finally realize that THEY VOTED THIS POS into office. Enjoy living with this you damm fools !

Grog
Grog

Elections have consequences........

rds40
rds40

At least that family knows that their relitive was a true hero. No one can take that away from them.

The shooters at least should rot in a cell. But some liberal will claim they are reformed at some point and try to release them.

Memaw187
Memaw187

Anyone one who kills a cop should be automatic death penalty. It should be a law through the whole country.also for any murder involving children or along with committing a rape. And then,do It! Don't just keep supporting their worthless lives.

Astroserf
Astroserf

Isn't this DA one of the ones George Soros provided $$$$$ to get elected? If Soros is backing them they are not good for America!

Jmo
Jmo

D.A. IS PATHETIC

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

To the family of Sgt Wilson, God has a special place in Heaven for your loved one and as the mother of a police officer my heart feels broken for your loss.

This DA should not be allowed to hold the office. When you accept a position like this but cannot put your personal beliefs aside and do the job to the fullest you have no business taking the job. Sadly liberals are very anti police and because of this we see the families of fallen police officers treated this way. Until people stop electing liberals into office this will continue.

dsmarine
dsmarine

Perhaps police unions need to get involved? Let these politicicians know that officers will NOT protect them! It seems that death penalty cases just make for wealthy attorneys anyway. Bring back life at hard labor, not cruelty,but hard labor!

61mouse
61mouse

Death sentence these days is about 50 - 100 years anyways . Be different they took them out back and shot them

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

All they want to do is follow Obama's lead to kill cops.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

The DA is a POS

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

get some of the Russian trolls to foment some hate please?

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Just Just doesn't feel the same without some of those regular douchebags opening their sewers

Luisa1948
Luisa1948

So sorry for Sgt. Robert Wilson's family. Blue Lives Matter.

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

Gee...... where’s BLM in this incident? A black officer was murdered...... oh wait they only outcry when it’s a black thug!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEOWIDOW BLM is less on protesting, more on winning public offices now. Didn't you get the memo?

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

@Hi_estComnDenomn Yes, I got the memo and I was being Facetious.

J10107
J10107

Instead of running for public office, why don't the members of BLM try and join the police department and be part of the change, they claim is so badly needed. Or are the members of BLM to afraid to face the city dwellers during midnight shift, while trying to live up to the standard that Sgt. Robert Wilson set !!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@J10107 I don't know. But I'd surmise that when you go for public office, that's where the power lies. You could waste time protesting in the streets, or trying to get the media on your side, or complain about injustice, or just gather the resources and personnel needed to change shit from the top, down. Sounds pretty smart to me.

As far as a standard that a sergeant set, I have no idea about that.

J10107
J10107

I didn't think you would, and that's a shame that you didn't have any great, and Incredibly strong roles models growing up, or now to look up to. But the city of Philadelphia lost a great mentor and role model in Sgt. Robert Wilson. Who wasn't just "a sergeant" to the city of Philadelphia, or to his colleagues at the Philadelphia Police Department !!! So now you DO have an idea !

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@J10107

I said i don't know because i don't support BLM. Did you just ask that question to get the rest of your bullshit off your chest?

We were talking about switching from protest to political action, and you turn left to say what you wanted to say in the first place. Stay on topic.

Let God Sort em Out
Let God Sort em Out

How is it that the number one law enforcement officer in Philadelphia ( DA Krasner ) can apply his PERSONAL beliefs into how a case is prosecuted but it should adhere to the letter of the law? If a judge openly did that he would be disbarred or censured. If a police officer did that he would be fired or jailed. Hmm?

Becca55
Becca55

Of course Krasner is a demorat! Shame on you, I hope you rot in hell where you belong!!!!!