Man accused of killing Chandler police officer accepts plea deal

A man accused of driving drunk and killing a Chandler motorcycle officer has pleaded no contest to murder.

Brian Yazzie was driving with his 11-month-old daughter in his car when he rear ended Officer David Payne at the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Pennington Drive.

On Thursday, Yazzie pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 5.