A man was sentenced to 60 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the 2018 fatal shooting of a Fort Worth police officer.
Man Killed a Fort Worth Officer Gets 60 Years In Prison
In Texas, a man was reportedly sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2018 fatal shooting of a Fort Worth police officer. 37-year-old Samuel Mayfield pleaded guilty to the murder of Garrett Hull who was just promoted to corporal after he was killed. According to a post by US News, Mayfield didn’t shoot Hull, but he was one of the men the officers were pursuing after they robbed a bar.
Officer Responds to a Robbery, Gets Killed in Action
Hull confronted three suspects including Mayfield, Timothy Huff, and Dacion Steptoe. A team of undercover and uniformed officers went after the trio after they robbed a Fort Worth bar, police said. The three men ran in different directions when they saw the uniformed officers. Steptoe shot Hull, prosecutors said. Then another officer opened fire and shot Steptoe.
Huff and Mayfield were arrested for Hull’s death. Prosecutors said that Texas law allows a person to be criminally responsible for someone else’s actions if there was a conspiracy to do that certain crime and another felony happens. Last year, Huff pleaded guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison.