State to seek death penalty in murder of Officer Sean Bolton

State to seek death penalty in murder of Officer Sean Bolton
Officer Sean Bolton (SOURCE: MPD)
Tremaine Wilbourn (SOURCE: SCSO)
Tremaine Wilbourn (SOURCE: SCSO)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Prosecutors filed a notice in criminal court on Monday stating their intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Memphis Police officer last year.

Tremaine Wilbourn was arraigned in court on Monday. During the hearing, the documents were filed declaring the state's intent to seek the death penalty.

Wilbourn is charged with killing 33-year-old Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop on August 1, 2015.

Bolton was shot eight times after pulling over a vehicle near Cottonwood and Perkins Roads.

Police later discovered drug paraphernalia and marijuana in the vehicle that was stopped.

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