Markeith Loyd appeals in officer's murder heads to Florida Supreme Court

Markeith Loyd, who was sentenced to death this month in the high-profile 2017 murder of an Orlando police officer, has filed an appeal at the Florida Supreme Court. 

Orange County Circuit Judge Leticia Marques sentenced Loyd to death March 3 in the murder of Lt. Debra Clayton. A notice of appeal posted Wednesday on the Supreme Court website said Loyd is appealing his conviction and sentence. 

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As is common, the notice did not provide additional information about his arguments. 

Loyd was convicted of shooting Clayton after he was spotted in a Walmart store while facing an arrest warrant in the murder of Sade Dixon, who had been pregnant with his child.  He is already serving a life sentence for killing Dixon.

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