Third killer in Timoshenko murder gets life

April 1, 2009 3:52:03 PM PDT
As family, prosecutors and police officers applauded, convicted cop killer Lee woods was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday.Woods was convicted of aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in March for the July 2007 shooting death of police officer Russell Timoshenko. It was the second trial for Woods after his first ended in a mistrial.

Woods smiled as he was led from the courtroom.

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Woods, 29, was the last of three men tried in the Crown Heights shooting that killed Timoshenko and wounded his partner, Herman Yan, during a routine traffic stop.

The suspects were caught with a stolen SUV and with illegal weapons in the vehicle. Woods was the driver.

Dexter Bostic was previously convicted of aggravated murder and attempted murder days after his co-defendant Robert Ellis was acquitted on those charges. Ellis was convicted on the weapons possession charges.


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