Death penalty sought for Officer Seara Burton’s alleged killer

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The Wayne County Prosecutor has requested the death penalty for the man who is accused of killing Officer Burton.

Prosecutor Mike Shipman filed paperwork, Friday, requesting the death penalty for Phillip Matthew Lee.

Police say that in August, Richmond Police officer Seara Burton was shot by Lee.

Family members say that Lee was on meth and did not want to go back to jail. He’s pleaded not guilty.

Officer Burton was taken off life support in September and died several days later.

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