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Ex-Firefighter Who Killed Trooper Gets Death Penalty Again

Associated Press

November 02, 2010

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A former firefighter has again received the death penalty for the 2003 fatal shooting of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Comanche County District Judge Mark Smith announced the verdict Monday in the resentencing trial of Ricky Malone, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Dec. 26, 2003, killing of Trooper Nik Green.

Malone shot Green after Green found him in a car in Cotton County that had a mobile methamphetamine lab inside. Malone’s sentence was overturned on appeal.

District Attorney Fred Smith said the judge found two aggravating circumstances – that Green was a police officer killed in the line of duty and that his murder was to avoid arrest and prosecution for the underlying crime of manufacturing meth.

A Jan. 14 execution date has been set, but the district attorney says that will likely change when appeals are filed.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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    recon2819

    over 3 years ago

    252 Comments

    the story of how Ricky Malone got to where he is now is a sad one. I hope Justice is served quickly for Trooper Green so that his family will have some closure. This was a horrible case.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I think drugs are the root of most if not all of the evil acts I've seen in this business. Now it's time to pay for being evil and taking the life of a brave brother.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Sad story on both sides.

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    philfroggy

    over 3 years ago

    1564 Comments

    I was glad to hear this news, We use the lethal injection in Oklahoma and I can't wait to hear that this is over, Rest in Peace Trooper Green

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    FutureLawMan83

    over 3 years ago

    562 Comments

    He shouldnt be aloud to appeal. This is the second time he was sentenced to death. There should be laws that only allow for so many appeals. These lawyers are a joke give it up, your client needs to pay for what he did. Be a man and take penalty for what you did you POS!

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    CTmotorcop

    over 3 years ago

    432 Comments

    Fry him

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    Baxter2

    over 3 years ago

    1846 Comments

    Put him down now.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    All we need to hear now is "DEAD MAN WALKING!"

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    KarenLee

    over 3 years ago

    3856 Comments

    I say let me have him as target practice....might take me forever to kill him, but he'd feel every bullet rip through him and I'm pretty sure that's painful

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Sleep with the fishes, dirtbag.

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    TGOOS566

    over 3 years ago

    218 Comments

    I dont know what method they use in Oklahoma but they need to do it twice just to make sure the first time didnt work, or just to put the dot on the I and cross the T twice!!!!! He shouldnt have spent anytime in prison to begin with. I know the whole Judicial System and all, but a former Firefighter that served the public only to kill out of cold blood a public servant doing his job, DISGUSTING

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    41192 Comments

    Get a rope! It's just about the cheapest way to go. Rest In Peace Trooper Green.

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23118 Comments

    Time for the scumbag to pay the piper. The "Big Sleep".

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10924 Comments

    He needs to go away, and I don't mean prison .......

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    MIAMICOPPER

    over 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    I say death by stoning..

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