ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Accused cop killer Davon Lymon has been found guilty in the federal firearms case against him.
This week, he wasn’t standing trial for Officer Daniel Webster’s death but for being a felon with a gun last October when the officer was shot and killed
Lymon faces up to 10 years for being a felon with a gun — it’s the same gun prosecutors said was used to kill Ofc. Webster during a traffic stop at Central and Eubank.
Lymon’s federal trial began Monday. Prosecutors played a clip from Officer Webster’s body camera, showing the moments before and after he was shot.
A security guard who was working at Walgreens that night testified that he saw the whole thing happen, saying he saw “a gun in the suspect’s hand.”
The trial wrapped up Tuesday with the key witness for the prosecution taking the stand. One of them included the teenage girl who police say was on the back of the motorcycle with Lymon. The now 18-year-old Savannah Garcia testified that the officer was able to get one handcuff on Lymon. She told the judge Lymon kept fumbling in his pockets before pulling out a gun and shooting the officer “in the neck.”
According to Lymon’s attorney pleading guilty was not an option in this case like it was in his other because an admission of guilt would have been an admission that he murdered officer Webster..
“It would be admitting to an element that is critical on a state case,” Kari Converse said.
Officer Webster’s widow, Michelle Carlino-Webster, spoke with us after the judge read the verdict. She said she’s pleased with the outcome but said it’s far from over.
“This is still a difficult time and I’m still asking that that the public and the press give my family and myself some privacy in order to proceed with what’s coming ahead because we have a long road ahead,” she said.
Lymon still hasn’t been charged with the murder. State prosecutors say they plan to file charges in the shooting soon.
Lymon is expected to be sentenced in the firearms case within 70 days.