Defiant cop-killer gets life sentence, no parole

Prosecutor: "We had a courtroom full of heroes: the citizens who testified about what they saw. Mr. Mathews ... is a cowardly, cold killer"

By Doug Guthrie
The Detroit News

Detroit — A man convicted of killing a Taylor police officer was defiant when sentenced Monday to life without chance of parole.

Tyress Mathews, 37, took exception to being characterized during his trial as a coward for ambushing Cpl. Matthew Edwards and shooting him in the head at point-blank range early on the morning of July 23, 2010.

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