Capital murder conviction for shooting of policeman and shop owner

A 12-member jury composed of nine men and three women voted the death sentence for Harlem Harold Lewis III, 21, who was charged with killing 53-year-old Bellaire, Texas policeman Corporal Jimmie Norman and 66-year-old shop owner Terry Taylor in 2012, Click2Houston.com reported on August 6.

The jury members deliberated for 12 hours on the decision, considering the testimony from the prosecution and the defense in regards to the fatal shooting that happened on Christmas Eve 2012. In an unanimous decision, the jurors voted that Lewis was guilty of capital murder. The case will automatically be appealed.

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