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December 30, 2010

Dashboard camera films Ga. trooper's slaying

Shooting suspect has been in and out of the Fulton County jail 18 times dating back to 1999 and may face the death penalty this time

By Andria Simmons and Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — The man accused of shooting and killing a Georgia State Patrol trooper may have gone in and out of the Fulton County jail's revolving door for eleven years, but Gregory Favor's latest trip to jail could well be his last.

Legal experts say that the slaying of Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy meets all the requirements for prosecutors to seek the death penalty in Georgia. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has yet to comment on the case. But killing a law enforcement officer in the line of duty is generally regarded as one of the most heinous crimes an individual can commit, said Dan Summer, a former assistant district attorney in the Northeastern Judicial District who is now a defense attorney.

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