Sunday, January 17, 2010

Trial date set for man accused of killing Tampa officer

Tampa, Florida - A Hillsborough County Judge has set an October 4 trial date for the man accused of killing Tampa Police Cpl. Mike Roberts.

Investigators say last August, Humberto Delgado Jr. was pushing a shopping cart on N. Nebraska Avenue when Cpl. Roberts tried to question him. They say a struggle ensued and Delgado ended up overpowering and shooting Cpl. Roberts.

Cpl. Roberts' widow was in the courtroom today as the judge set aside two weeks for the October murder trial.

The Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty in the case.

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