Accused cop killer's trial set to begin

April 27, 2008 6:20:24 AM PDT
Trial is expected to get underway tomorrow in the case of an illegal immigrant accused of killing a Houston police officer. Juan Quintero is charged in the murder of officer Rodney Johnson back in 2006. Quintero was in the back of Johnson's squad car at the time. Prosecutors say he shot Johnson with a gun he was hiding in his pants.

Quintero is using the insanity defense. He had previously been deported after a felony conviction for indecency with a child, but returned to Texas.

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