Former airman sentenced for murdering officer during 2020 protest

NBC News reported this week that a former Air Force staff sergeant was sentenced for murdering a federal security officer in the spring of 2020. 

Killer sentenced to 41 years

Thirty-three-year-old Steven Carrillo pleaded guilty earlier this year to fatally shooting David Patrick Underwood in Oakland, California during a protest that followed the death of George Floyd.

In addition to murdering Underwood, Carrillo also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of one of Underwood’s fellow officers. Both men were shot as they guarded a federal building.

According to the terms of his deal, Carrillo accepted a sentence of 41 years in exchange for a promise from prosecutors not to seek the death penalty.

Included in the evidence against Carrillo was a social media post in which he boasted of having 19 rounds from a homemade AR-15 as another man drove the vehicle he was riding in.

Widow of fallen officer says that President Biden has not done enough

Underwood was not the only law enforcement officer to be murdered in the widespread unrest of 2020. Another was retired St. Louis police officer David Dorn, who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of June 2 as he guarded a pawn shop.

Dorn’s widow gave an emotional address when she was invited to speak that year at the Republican National Convention.

“I relive that horror in my mind every single day,” Fox News quoted Ann Marie Dorn as saying in a pre-recorded speech.

“My hope is that having you relive it with me now will help shake this country from this nightmare we are witnessing in our cities and bring about positive, peaceful change,” she continued.

Dorn recalled how her husband “was murdered by people who didn’t know, and just didn’t care.” She added, “He would have done anything to help them.”

Dorn also made an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in 2021 during which she complained that President Joe Biden had not done enough to push back on rising levels of violent crime.

She also spoke of the pain that was caused by her husband’s murder, saying, “It’s been a very hard journey without my husband with me.”

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