DENVER, June 9 (UPI) -- One of seven-men who escaped from a Texas prison has been convicted of the Chrismas Eve 2000 slaying of a police officer during the robbery of a sporting goods store.
Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty for Randy Halprin, 25, for the murder of officer Aubrey Hawkins, 29, who was shot 11 times and run over twice by a car.
Four of the escaped convicts have already been sentenced to death in the case, while another committed suicide. Halprin and the other convicts escaped from prison on Dec. 13, 2000, prompting a nationwide manhunt.
The men allegedly took $70,000 and a large cache of weapons from the Irving, Tex., sporting goods store. They were captured in Colorado nearly a month later.