Accused cop killer got married in the hours before his arrest


The man accused of killing a Texas cop on Sunday managed to tie the knot during the ensuing manhunt.

Otis McKane, who cops say killed San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi in a Sunday evening ambush, married Christian Chanel Fields on Monday morning, News 4 San Antonio reports.

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McKane was arrested and charged with capital murder at about 4 p.m. that same afternoon.

The reasoning behind McKane's decision remains unclear. An SAPD spokesman told the department isn't making any guesses into what made him walk into a tightly monitored government building while on the lam.

And Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood said McKane said spousal privilege will certainly not apply in this case.

Normally couples must wait 72 hours after applying for a marriage license but a waiver was signed and the marriage ceremony was performed by Judge Walden Shelton.

Shelton was not available for comment Wednesday morning.

Before he was booked on the capital murder charge, McKane, 31, reportedly said he'd been angry over a child custody dispute at the time of the shooting.

"I've been through several custody battles, and I was upset at the situation I was in, and I lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it," McKane told reporters as he was escorted to a police car in handcuffs Monday night. "I just want to see my son."

McKane reportedly blamed society for "not allowing me to see my son" when asked why he allegedly committed the murder.

When asked if he had anything to say to his alleged victim's family, he said: "Sorry."

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Marconi was inside his vehicle writing out a ticket during a stop in front of the city's police headquarters Sunday evening when cops say the suspect pulled up behind his cruiser, walked up to the window and fired two rounds into Marconi's window before fleeing.

Marconi's family responded to the tragedy in a statement Tuesday:

"At this time, The Marconi Family would like to give thanks from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of support, prayers, and love we have received. At this time, we would appreciate privacy to mourn the loss of a wonderful father, brother, grandfather, friend, and last but not least, a Peace Officer. Thank you to the San Antonio community and nation as a whole for your support."

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