Markeith Loyd is a convicted murderer. He was sentenced to dying on March 3, 2022, for fatally taking photos Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton outside of a Walmart in January 2017.
Markeith was formally convicted on December 8, 2021, when the jury delivered their remaining deliberations.
Debra was attempting to arrest Markeith for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, which occurred numerous weeks prior. Following the taking photos of Debra, a manhunt was launched to hunt out Markeith. After he was found by Orlando regulation enforcement officers located in an abandoned dwelling, courtroom docket knowledge current that he was crushed by officers inside the strategy of his arrest. Markeith misplaced a watch inside the alleged beating.
After pleading not accountable, Markeith claimed he had shot Debra in self-defense.
Following the choice, he said, “I waive my Spencer hearing. I want to be sentenced today. Y’all been doing all kinds of stuff all along.”
Markeith added: “These people been trying to kill me” after which knowledgeable his family he cherished them.
In 2019, Markeith was sentenced to five consecutive life phrases in jail for the murders of his ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, and her unborn teenager in December 2016.
The taking photos occurred after an alleged argument outside of Sade’s dwelling, Markeith fatally shot her, in accordance with police.
Markeith went to Sade’s dwelling on the evening time of December 13, 2026, to purpose to steer her to not get an abortion, in accordance with courtroom docket paperwork. He said on the time of his trial that Sade had pulled a gun on him, which he then took away from her.
Sade’s brother, Ronald Stewart, reportedly acquired right here to look at on the two outside of the home. Markeith then shot Sade and Stewart as they tried to walk once more into the house, in accordance with police.
Sade’s mother, Stephanie Dixon-Daniels, was moreover on the dwelling on the time of the taking photos. Stephanie and her youthful son, Dominique Daniels, testified on the time that they rushed outside to help Stewart and Sade, nonetheless have been shot at by Markeith.
Dominique claimed he pulled his mother once more into the house after further gunshots have been fired.
Markeith was given a life sentence in jail for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
A manhunt was underway for each week after Sade was fatally shot when Markeith was seen at a Walmart when the buyer notified Debra who was on the scene.
A shootout ensued between Debra and Markeith inside the Walmart parking zone.
An autopsy carried out on Debra confirmed she was shot 4 situations, with the lethal blow hitting her inside the neck. According to the autopsy, the angle steered Markeith stood over her whereas she lay on the underside.
Markeith’s psychological nicely being has been some extent of competitors all through the case nonetheless he was determined to be competent to proceed with the sentencing and listening to.
Clinical psychologist Xavier Amador testified that Markeith was happy he was a “slave” and the regulation enforcement officers and prosecutors have been his “slave masters” and have been attempting to kill him.
Where Is Markeith Loyd Now?
Markeith Loyd is at current serving a lifetime jail sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and in addition will carry out a dying penalty for murdering Police Lt. Debra Clayton.
When Markeith acquired the dying penalty, Orlando police Chief Orlando Rolón said in an announcement, “Although nothing can undo the heartache created by the defendant’s heinous actions, we hope that this brings solace to our community, knowing a dangerous murderer will face the highest penalty provided by the law.”