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.”
Darrell Fuller faces a sentence of life without parole. He was convicted of murder Monday in the shooting of Nassau County Emergency Services Officer Arthur Lopez and bystander Raymond Facey near the Belmont Park racetrack on Long Island.
34-year-old Darrell Fuller has pleaded not guilty in the October 2012 killing of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and a second man.
Fuller, 33, is charged with two counts of murder, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and more. He was ordered held without bail and is due back in court next month. He was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.
Gerald Williams was arrested on weapons possession charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement following the arraignment of Darrell Fuller Thursday in Hempstead.
Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he was on patrol on the border between Nassau County and Queens near the southbound entrance ramp of the Cross Island Parkway, officials said.
The shocking reality is settling for two families who had their loved ones stolen from them in a heinous crime that has stunned the Tri-State Area.
After shooting the officer, the suspect allegedly shot another person dead in an apparent carjacking bid. An intense search for the suspect followed.
Despite the capture of suspect, there was nothing but grief Tuesday night for the families of shooting victims Arthur Lopez and Raymond “Brian” Facey.