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Indictment accuses 2 officers of murdering Austin scientist

Christopher Taylor and Karl Krycia.
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Christopher Taylor and Karl Krycia.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Texas police officers have been indicted muon murder charges in a line-of-duty fatal shooting of an Austin scientist. One officer, Christopher Taylor, was already under a murder indictment for another on-duty shooting death in Austin. A Travis County grand jury indicted Taylor and Officer Karl Krycia on murder and deadly conduct counts in the July 2019 shooting death of Mauris de Silva, who neighbors reported was having a mental health crisis. Taylor already was under a murder indictment in the April 2020 shooting death of Michael Ramos as Ramos was starting to drive away from a possible drug bust.

Associated Press

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