The man accused of murdering Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and a Brooklyn motorist pled not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in Nassau County Court this morning, according to Newsday.
Darrell Fuller, 33, of Queens, is accused of shooting Nassau County Police Officer Arthur "Artie" Lopez, a Babylon Village resident, and Raymond Facey, 58, of Brooklyn, on October 23rd, leading to a two-county wide man-hunt throughout much of the day before police officers found Fuller inside of a vehicle bleeding from what was thought to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Fuller, who is due back in court on December 6th, pled not guilty to two murder charges for Lopez and Facey and an additional charge for the legal theory that he killed more than one person in the course of a single criminal act.
"He killed two people: a police officer and an innocent bystander, and now we have to pay to keep him alive for the rest of his life," James Carver, President of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said outside of the courthouse to Newsday.
In addition to his murder charges, Fuller also faces charges of second-degree murder in Facey's death, two counts of robbery relating to the taking of Facey's vehicle and criminal possession of a weapon.
Fuller, who has previously been jailed on attempted murder charges in 2004 and drug charges in 2009, was ordered held without bail.
Fuller's lawyer had no comment for reporters following the court appearance.