Suspect sticks out tongue upon hearing of possible death sentence if convicted of killing Whittier police officer

Upon learning he’s facing the death penalty, Michael Christopher Mejia — accused of killing Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and his own cousin nearly a year ago — gave a slight laugh, smiled and stuck out his tongue.

The former gang member was in Norwalk Superior Court on Friday as Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron made the announcement.  “We are seeking the death penalty in this case,” he said.

Officials believe the 27-year-old Mejia is...

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