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By Julie Carli
City News Service 

Trial unfolds for man accused of killing Palm Springs police officers


Last updated 4/26/2019 at 3:26am

Clad in body armor, a now-28-year-old man fired wildly at Palm Springs police officers through the front of his mother’s home in 2016, killing two of them, and later boasted while being arrested about which officers he planned to shoot next, a prosecutor told jurors last week.

But an attorney for John Hernandez Felix countered that his client, saddled by an intellectual disability and a history of drug abuse, acted out of immaturity and impulse – not premeditated intent – when he opened fire.

Felix is charged with the deaths of veteran Palm Springs training Officer Gilbert Vega, 63,...

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