Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro is seeking the death penalty for Travis Boys, the man accused of killing New Orleans Police Department Officer Daryle Holloway with a single shot in a police vehicle on June 20.
Boys was indicted Monday for first degree murder in the death of Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the force who was buried on Saturday. Holloway was killed while transporting Boys to central lockup after a domestic shooting incident.
Cannizzaro has rarely sought the death penalty since taking office in 2008, and a parish jury has imposed the sentence only once during his tenure. But the fact that Holloway was a police officer meant that his death automatically qualified as a first-degree murder and there would be widespread pressure for Cannizzaro to seek capital punishment.
A judge also ordered Monday that Boys be held without bond.