District attorney seeks death penalty in New Orleans Police Officer slaying

The Orleans Parish District Attorney is seeking the death penalty for a man arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Orleans Police Officer.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Monday that it’s seeking the death penalty for 33-year-old Travis Boys. Boys has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 45-year-old Officer Daryle Holloway.

Police say Holloway was killed while transporting Boys to central lockup on June 20,2015 after a domestic shooting incident.

Cannizzaro has rarely sought the death penalty since taking office in 2008. Since Holloway was a police officer, this meant that his death automatically qualified as a first-degree murder.

A judge also ordered Monday that Boys be held without bond.

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