Texas

Man gets 60 years in prison for killing Fort Worth officer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2018 murder of a Fort Worth police officer, prosecutors said.

Samuel Mayfield, 37, pleaded guilty to charges of murdering Garrett Hull, an officer promoted to corporal after his death. Mayfield did not shoot Hull, but he was one of three men pursued by police after the bar robbery in which Hull was killed, Tarrant County prosecutors said.

Police said Mayfield, Timothy Huff and Daysion Steptoe confronted Hull and a group of undercover and uniformed officers after the trio robbed a bar in Fort Worth. The three men ran in different directions when they saw the officers.

According to prosecutors, Steptoe opened fire, killing Hull. Another officer then fatally shot Steptoe.

Mayfield and Huff were arrested and charged in Hull’s death, prosecutors said. The prosecutor’s office said that Texas law allows a person to be held criminally responsible for another person’s actions if there is conspiracy to commit one crime and commit another crime.

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