As officer slayings rise, a new brutality surfaces


By Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

ODESSA, Texas The bodies of two local police officers both shot in the head had just been removed from the backyard. A third lay mortally wounded at a hospital with a shotgun blast to the neck, when accused killer Larry Neil White calmly emerged from his weathered frame house and offered a chilling explanation for the early evening slaughter.

"You got these guys coming to your door," White told authorities, who originally went to his home on a domestic disturbance call. "What would you do?"

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