Alleged Orlando cop killer hurls expletives at judge: Markeith Loyd ordered held without bond; will represent himself

Photos for Headline Surfer / Markeith Loyd is presented in court to ansswer to murder charges in the Dec. 13, slaying of his former girlfriend, Sade Dixon, and of her unborn child. YouTube video download of AP video captures the verbal barrage of cursewords used by the alleged cop killer and his claim that he was beaten by the cops, even as he did not resist arrest, contrary to what Orlando Police Chief John Mina said earlier to reporters.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The alleged cop killer in the slaying of an Orlando PD sergeant 10 days ago cursed out the judge during his first apperance earlier on this Thursday on charges that he gunned down his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Markeith Loyd insisted the littany of accusations against him by the p[olice and the media are “made up” and he complained that he was beaten up by the cops even as he maintained he was not resisting arrest in his capture following a massive search by throughout Orlando and across Orange County by police and deputies alike under the command of respective leaders of the two law enforcement agencies headed by Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, respectively.

Loyd is accused of killing Orlando Master Sgt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal Mart while he was a fugitive from justice, but his presentment on those charges is expected Friday. Loyd was arrested Tuesday night following a nine-day manhunt, and police said he resisted arrest and that force was used to bring him in. He was hospitalized until Wednesday night, then jailed.

During his initial presentment, Loyd, with a large bandage covering his left eye and heavily guarded in an Orlando courtroom on charges including first-degree murder and unlawful killing of an unborn child in the Dec. 13 death of Sade Dixon, was verbally combattive with the judge, saying in part: “They done took my eye, broke my nose, broke my jaw. I didn’t resist (expletive). They just did that (expletive) and they’re trying to hide it from the news people. But I’m here right now.” 

Loyd was treated briefly at Orlando Regional Medical Center for his facial injuries and then transported back to jail prior to his court presentment. 

Orange County Judge Jeanette Bigney asked Loyd if he wanted the services of the public defender to reprresent him in his criminal proceedings moving forward, but he declined, saying he would represent himself. She ordered him held withoyt bail. As he was being led back to lock-up, Loyd, cursed out the judge, yelling "(expletive) you!" "(expletive) you!"

The judge did not respond.

Alleged cop killer Markeith Loyd curses out judge / Headline SurferDuring his initial presentment, alleged Orlando cop killer Markeith Loyd, with a large bandage covering his left eye and heavily guarded in an Orlando courtroom on charges including first-degree murder and unlawful killing of an unborn child in the Dec. 13 death of Sade Dixon, was verbally combattive with the judge, saying in part: “They done took my eye, broke my nose, broke my jaw. I didn’t resist (expletive). They just did that (expletive) and they’re trying to hide it from the news people. But I’m here right now.” 

Loyd was treated briefly at Orlando Regional Medical Center for his facial injuries and then transported back to jail prior to his court presentment. 

Orange County Judge Jeanette Bigney asked Loyd if he wanted the services of the public defender to reprresent him in his criminal proceedings moving forward, but he declined, saying he would represent himself. She ordered him held withoyt bail. As he was being led back to lock-up, Loyd, cursed out the judge, yelling "(expletive) you!" "(expletive) you!"

The judge did not respond.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.