05/22/2012

Past police tussle relevant to Calif. cop slayer's penalty

Man beat officer with a solid metal dumbbell bar, then shot him with his own service handgun

By Richard K. De Atley
The Press Enterprise

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Jurors who will decide the fate of Earl Ellis Green heard the man they convicted of slaying Riverside Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio described either as a violent career criminal, or a man whose life was filled with rejection, anger and neglect.

"You will see no more stark contrast between two men," Deputy District Attorney John Aki told the eight-man, four-woman panel. They jury returned Monday May 21 from a one-week break after finding Green guilty of first-degree murder in Bonaminio's slaying.

The panel will be asked to decide whether to recommend a death sentence or life in prison without parole for Green, a 46-year-old Rubidoux parolee.

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