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Prosecutors plan to seek death penalty in case of murdered Richmond, Ky. police officer

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Gregory Ratliff Gregory Ratliff
Rita Creech Rita Creech
Carl Banks Carl Banks

RICHMOND, Ky. (WDRB) -- Prosecutors in Madison County, Ky. say they will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis, according to the Madison County Circuit Clerk's Office. The death penalty will also be sought for the person accused of leading Officer Ellis into an ambush.

A total of four defendants went before a judge in Madison Circuit Court on Monday morning, according to WDRB partner WKYT.

The Commonwealth's Attorney informed the court it would seek the death penalty against Raleigh Sizemore, who authorities say shot Officer Ellis in the head on Nov. 4, as well as Gregory Ratliff. Authorities say Ratliff led Officer Ellis into his apartment and was aware Sizemore was waiting.

Ratliff has been charged with complicity to murder, two counts of attempted murder and complicity of unlawful imprisonment.

Rita Creech and Carl Banks each face robbery charges.

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