Missouri Man Facing Life in Prison For Murder of Illinois Offcier

Missouri Man Facing Life in Prison For Murder of Illinois Offcier

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A Missouri man has been sentenced to life plus 13 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois officer killed while trying to stop the man from fleeing police.

Twenty-four-year-old Caleb Campbell of Florissant, Missouri, was convicted last month in a bench trial for the Aug. 4, 2021, death of Brooklyn Officer Brian Pierce Jr. Campbell was sentenced Monday.

The 24-year-old Pierce died while part of a team of officers trying to stop Campbell when the Missouri man allegedly drove over spike strips and struck Pierce on the McKinley Bridge in Venice, Illinois, connecting the two states.

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