Defense tries to imply Otis McKane’s ex-girlfriend prevented him from visiting with their son
The ex-girlfriend of a man convicted of killing a San Antonio police detective was cross-examined on the witness stand Tuesday by the defense in an apparent effort to show that she may have prevented the defendant from visiting with their son.
Bailiff elbowed in the face by Otis McKane testifies in punishment phase of capital murder trial
The Bexar County sheriff’s deputy who was attacked in court by a man who had just been found guilty of killing a San Antonio police officer testified Tuesday in the punishment phase of the defendant’s capital murder trial.
Otis McKane cries in court, admits to killing SAPD Det. Marconi in police interrogation video
The jury in the capital murder trial of Otis McKane sees perhaps the most damaging testimony in the case when they viewed the police interrogation video in which the defendant admitted to the slaying of San Antonio Police Det. Benjamin Marconi.
Prosecutors call on NASA to help build case against man charged in SAPD detective’s shooting death
An image analyst for NASA testified Tuesday how his team at the Johnson Space Center used the same technology and techniques to investigate the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion in 2003 as that of the execution-style shooting death of a San Antonio police detective.
Jury sees video of Otis McKane getting a marriage license the day after SAPD Det. Benjamin Marconi was fatally shot
Jurors in the capital murder trial of Otis McKane were shown a video Friday of the defendant getting a marriage license the day after he’s accused of shooting and killing San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi.
SAPD officer tells jury about having to inform Det. Marconi’s family about his death
When San Antonio Police Officer Frances Ochoa heard “officer down” on her police radio the morning of Nov. 20, 2016, she got into her patrol car and drove from the Central Substation to nearby Public Safety Headquarters as fast as she could, she testified in day four of the trial of Otis McKane on Thursday.
Jurors see video of detective’s slaying on first day of Otis McKane trial in San Antonio
Security footage captured in front of Public Safety Headquarters where a San Antonio police officer was shot and killed in his patrol unit shows the suspect accused of killing him at the scene of the crime, prosecutors said.
Jury selection in capital murder trial of accused cop killer to resume Monday
SAN ANTONIO – Jury selection will resume Monday in the capital murder trial of a man accused in the execution-style slaying of a San Antonio Police Department detective in 2016. It has been four and a half year years since veteran San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot in the head at point blank range as he sat in his patrol car outside police headquarters. Jury selection in the capital murder trial of 35-year-old Otis McKane, Marconi’s accused killer, began last fall. AdStill, Rangel, who will preside over the trial, said he isn’t considering a change of venue. The Backstory: Otis McKane on trial for execution-style killing of SAPD Detective Benjamin Marconi
It’s been four years since the death of San Antonio Det. Benjamin Marconi
SAN ANTONIO – Friday marks four years since San Antonio Police Department Det. Benjamin Marconi was shot and killed in the line of duty. Marconi, a 20-year veteran with SAPD, was shot and killed Nov. 20, 2016 while writing a ticket in his patrol car outside Public Safety Headquarters downtown. And today we remember Detective Marconi,” said SAPD chief William McManus just last year. The trial was supposed to take place earlier this year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jury selection resumes in capital murder case involving man accused of killing SAPD Detective Ben Marconi
SAN ANTONIO – Jury selection resumed today in the capital murder trial of Otis McKane, the man accused of shooting San Antonio Police Department Detective Ben Marconi at point-blank range. Jurors are being interviewed based on a questionnaire they completed in March before a moratorium on jury duty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Backstory: Otis McKane on trial for execution-style killing of SAPD Detective Benjamin MarconiJudge Ron Rangel of the 379th District Court, who will be presiding over the trial, says each juror gets questioned extensively regarding any potential bias or prejudices they may have. Both sides have requested the opportunity to add additional questions to this questionnaire because of the social unrest that’s been going on in the community this year. Rangel says he will accommodate.
Jury selection to resume Monday in trial of accused cop killer
SAN ANTONIO – When jury selection resumes Monday in the capital murder trial of Otis McKane, individual jurors will be interviewed based on a questionnaire they completed in March prior to a moratorium on jury duty ordered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “When you’re dealing with a death penalty case each individual juror gets questioned extensively regarding any potential bias or prejudices they may have,” said 379th District Judge Ron Rangel, who will be presiding over the trial. Jury selection will go slower than normal due to COVID-19 protocols, he said. “We’ve got to clean the entire courtroom between every juror, and that’s going to take time”, Rangel said. He predicted that jury selection will likely go well into January.
The Backstory: Otis McKane on trial for execution-style killing of SAPD Detective Benjamin Marconi
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: this content was created specifically for the KSAT-TV streaming app available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon fire stick, Samsung smart TV and smartphones. Download it today for more exclusive content featuring extended interviews and bonus footage. The trial of Otis Tyrone McKane, 35, is the first death penalty case in the Bexar County Courthouse in five years. McKane is accused of shooting and killing San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi in 2016. This KSAT exclusive features never before seen footage from the courtroom, Katrina Webber’s extended jailhouse interview with McKane and a Q&A with experienced local defense attorneys and a judge.