Christian McCall quietly admitted to the Jan. 16 shooting that killed Detective Mike Doty
By Andrew Dys And Hannah Smoot
The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)
York, S.C. — Christian McCall pleaded
guilty to killing a York County police officer and wounding three other
officers in a January ambush.
McCall, 47, avoids a possible death
penalty if convicted at a trial after he pleaded guilty Tuesday in
court to murder and attempted murder when he used an assault rifle Jan.
16 to shoot York County Sheriff's Office Det. Mike Doty and injure three
other officers -- Randy Clinton, Buddy Brown and Kyle Cummings.
Prosecutors and McCall's lawyer said in court Tuesday a deal was made for McCall to accept life without parole.
pleaded guilty in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death
penalty against him, said Kevin Brackett, 16th Circuit Solicitor.
He will never be eligible for parole, Brackett said.
McCall also pleaded guilty to domestic violence and weapons charges.
were called to McCall's home, outside York, on the night of Jan. 15 for
a domestic violence 911 call from his wife, who said she had been
"punched in the face" during the call played in court.
McCall fled, but was pursued by York County Sheriff's Office K-9 officer Clinton. McCall shot Clinton twice, testimony showed.
more officers from the York County SWAT team arrived after Clinton was
shot, McCall ambushed those officers, according to reports. Doty was
shot and later died, and Brown and Cummings were wounded. All three are
SWAT team members.
McCall was wounded in the shootout with police.
He spent two months in a Charlotte hospital until being released in
March, when he was charged with the crimes and extradited to York
He had been jailed without bond pending trial until pleading guilty Tuesday.
court hearing expected to last several hours is ongoing in York at the
York County Courthouse. Visiting Judge Grace Knie of Spartanburg has to
accept the plea deal and sentence McCall to make the guilty plea
Any killing of any officer should be a death sentence and immediately executed upon a guilty verdict
Posted by Sasquatch at 5/23/2018 2:05:25 PM
Why why why does there need to be a deal he killed an officer he should pay with his life so what if he is in prison his family can visit him in prison he can order canteen with the money orders his family sends him he can watch tv all day long what about the victims and their family's what about them