FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ A man suspected of fatally shooting a Broward County sheriff's deputy who was transporting him to a court appearance has been indicted on charges that could bring the death penalty.
Michael Mazza was charged in the grand jury indictment with first-degree murder, robbery, carjacking and escape, the latter three charges enhanced because a firearm was involved. Prosecutors say Mazza is being held without bail and will likely be arraigned on the charges next month.
Mazza is charged with killing Deputy Paul Rein with the officer's own firearm on November 7th. Investigators say Mazza overpowered Rein while being transported to court for an appearance on a robbery charge.