EDWARDSVILLE, In poor health. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced to life plus 13 years in jail on Monday for a first-degree homicide conviction for the dying of an Illinois officer who had tried to cease the person from fleeing police.
Caleb Campbell, 24, of Florissant, Missouri, was convicted final month in a bench trial for the Aug. 4, 2021, dying of Brooklyn Officer Brian Pierce Jr.
Pierce, additionally 24, was a part of a workforce of officers that attempted to cease Campbell — who allegedly drove over spike strips and struck Pierce on the McKinley Bridge in Venice, Illinois, which connects the 2 states.
Campbell was taken into custody days after the incident and claimed he had been carjacked in a Brooklyn nightclub parking zone. His automobile was later discovered deserted on the Missouri facet of the bridge.
Campbell had a handgun in his automobile and an energetic Missouri warrant for his arrest when he fled an tried visitors cease, prosecutors mentioned.
“The loss felt by the household and family members of Officer Pierce is unimaginable,” Madison County State’s Legal professional Thomas Haine mentioned. “There isn’t any sentence that would even start to present them a way that justice has been adequately served.”
Affiliate Decide Neil Schroeder’s sentence consisted of a time period of pure life for first-degree homicide, 10 years for failure to report an accident involving damage or dying, and three years for failure to cease following an accident involving damage or dying, WSIL-TV reported.