RIVERSIDE (CBS)  — The ex-con accused of gunning down a Riverside police officer with his own firearm was ordered Friday to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges.

Earl Ellis Green, 45, is accused of beating and then killing 27-year-old Officer Ryan Patrick Bonaminio at the end of a foot pursuit last November 7.

Green could face the death penalty if convicted of the murder count, and jurors find true special circumstance allegations of killing a peace officer and committing a murder to avoid arrest.

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Comments (7)
  1. Robert Longdon says:

    Hope he gets everything he deserves!!!

  2. AJ Morgan says:

    If they know he did it, just take his a$$ out back and cap him.

  3. drozone69 says:

    What kind of police officer gets beat then shot with his own gun??

    1. Andrew Pagoda says:

      drozone, you’re a POS.

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