Prosecutors Will Seek Capital Punishment Against Felon Charged in Death of Whittier Police Officer, Relative

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a felon and alleged gang member accused in the deaths of his own cousin and a Whittier police officer.

Michael Christopher Mejia, 27, smiled and appeared to blow a kiss as he walked into the Norwalk courtroom where the decision was read Friday by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron.

Michael C. Mejia appears at his arraignment in Norwalk on Aug. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Mejia previously pleaded not guilty to two counts of...

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