MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A parolee convicted of killing a Nassau County police officer during a traffic stop and then a motorist while he was fleeing was sentenced Friday to life in prison.
Nassau County Court Judge Jerald Carter told 34-year-old Darrell Fuller on Friday that the sentence would be a “prelude to the hell that may await you.”
Fuller was convicted in July of first- and second-degree murder in the 2012 deaths of Officer Arthur Lopez and carjacking victim Raymond Facey. According to trial testimony, Fuller had a friend shoot him in the leg after the killings to make it appear he had been a victim.
“There is absolutely nothing redeemable about you,” Carter told Fuller, whom he referred to as “despicable you.”
Lopez, a 29-year-old from Babylon, and his partner saw a car driven by Fuller collide with a van in October 2012. Fuller, who was violating parole by carrying a loaded gun, drove off in his damaged vehicle.
After a pursuit and traffic stop near the Belmont racetrack, Fuller fired a handgun from five feet away, killing the officer.
He then spotted Facey, 58, of Brooklyn, who had stopped along the road to make a phone call. Fuller killed him with a shot to the head and stole his car, prosecutors said.