Emails Confirm Alleged Cop, Girlfriend Killer Was Blinded During Arrest

More than 140 email confirm that Markeith Loyd was blinded in one eye during his arrest.

Loyd was arrested on Jan. 17 after a week-long manhunt following the fatal shooting of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton. An arrest video shows an officer kicking Loyd after he crawled out of a home where he'd been hiding. Authorities say they used force because he was resisting arrest.

A month before Clayton was killed, Loyd shot and killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, authorities allege. Clayton was trying to arrest him for that homicide the morning she was killed.

Loyd has since filed a Freedom of Information Act request to retrieve the abundance of emails. According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, one email  to Orlando Police Chief John Mina says surgery [as a result of the injuries Loyd received during his response to resistance] would leave Loyd blind in his left eye.

Gov. Rick Scott appointed a special prosecutor after Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she wouldn't seek the death penalty.

The special prosecutor, State Attorney Brad King, filed notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty.

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