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Death penalty case of convicted cop killer heading back to court

Kevan Brumfield (Source: WAFB) Kevan Brumfield (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The death penalty case of a man convicted of killing a Baton Rouge cop is heading back into court Tuesday afternoon

Kevan Brumfield was found guilty of the 1993 killing on Betty Smothers Dunn, a Baton Rouge police officer and mother of NFL player Warrick Dunn. After his conviction, his defense claimed he was mentally handicapped, protecting him from execution.

A state judge ruled Brumfield was not mentally deficient, but a federal judge overturned that decision.

Now, the case will be determined by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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