Credit: The Associated Press
Andre Alexander during his October 1992 arraignment on murder charges in the Julie Cross killing at LAX. His appeal of his death penalty sentence in the case has been denied by the California State Supreme Court.
By: Denise Nix Staff Writer
Friday, July 16, 2010
The state's highest court has upheld the death penalty for a man who gunned down a Secret Service agent near Los Angeles International Airport in 1980.
In a 124-page opinion issued Thursday, a unanimous California Supreme Court rejected all of Andre Stephen Alexander's arguments that the sentence and convictions were unjust.
Alexander was 43 years old when he was sentenced on April 23, 1996, for the murder of Julie Cross.
Cross, 26, was gunned down on June 4, 1980, after she and a partner, who were sitting in an unmarked car in civilian clothes, were supporting a search warrant operation in Westchester.