Driver for cop killer won’t face aggravated murder charge
SEATTLE — The man who was the getaway driver for a gunman who killed four Lakewood police officers in 2009 will not face aggravated murder charges at his second trial, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday, though he might still spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Jurors found Dorcus Allen guilty of first-degree murder at his first trial, but they did not find him guilty of aggravating factors that would lead to an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. That conviction was overturned, and prosecutors wanted to try him again for aggravated murder.