Man accused of killing Chandler police officer accepts plea deal
CHANDLER, Ariz.(KSAZ) - 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.