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Suspect in Texas officer's death got married after shooting

Posted November 22

— County records show that the man arrested in the fatal shooting of a San Antonio detective got married in the hours after the officer was killed.

A copy of a marriage certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows that 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane married a woman Monday morning at the Bexar (bayr) County Courthouse. He was arrested later that day.

Investigators say 50-year-old Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot Sunday while sitting in his patrol car writing a traffic ticket. McKane was apprehended when his car was stopped on an interstate. He told reporters he was angry about a child-custody fight and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it."

No publicly listed telephone number could be found by the AP for the woman listed on the marriage certificate.

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  • Shane Siliga Nov 23, 4:37 a.m.
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    Death penalty... We need to put the fear back into these criminals. No more "life" sentences. Bring back the slipknot, electric chair and the firing squad.