|Published:||Jul 04, 2010 12:16 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 03, 2010 9:16 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Dontae Rashawn Morris, 24, was denied bail at his first court appearance Saturday on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab early Tuesday.
Morris made his first court appearance Saturday after turning himself in Friday evening.
Morris is charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths this week of Tampa officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a routine traffic stop.
The Tampa police public information office says the 24-year-old convicted felon has also been charged with murder in the May shooting death of a man outside his Tampa apartment.
A massive manhunt was conducted following the officers' deaths Tuesday morning. A statement from police says detectives began negotiations with an associate of Morris on Thursday that led to his surrender the next night.
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