Monday arraignment for alleged cop-killer Travis Boys

Monday arraignment for alleged cop-killer Travis Boys

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer will appear in court Monday morning for an arraignment.

Travis Boys, 33, is expected in Orleans Parish Criminal Court Monday to enter a plea to capitol murder in the death of a NOPD officer. Investigators say Boys shot and killed 22-year NOPD veteran Officer Daryle Holloway during a transport on June 20.

His arraignment comes following a prepared statement from Boys' family. Christopher Murell, one of Travis Boys' attorneys, emailed the family's statement to the Associated Press on Sunday.

According to the Associated Press, the statement reads:

"They say they're deeply sorry for the heartache that Officer Daryle Holloway's family and children must be feeling. And they say they're very moved by his mother's grace in asking the community to pray for them.

Olander Holloway, Daryle Holloway's mother, asked for the prayers during a memorial for her son and said she cannot imagine what Boys' mother is going through, and does not have any hard feelings toward his family."

Boys is being held under the highest level of security at Orleans Parish Prison. Public defenders representing Boys can only talk to him through plexiglass. Any face-to-face contact will require a court order.

Boys was being transported to Orleans Parish Prison when he allegedly shot and killed Officer Holloway on June 20. He escaped after the shooting, but was captured the next day.

Boys shot Holloway through an access window of the caged portion of the police car, according to court documents. He fired one shot, striking the officer in the right flank.

Prior to the shooting, Boys was handcuffed in the back seat. His hands were cuffed behind his back, investigators say. Boys somehow was able to bring his arms to the front, court documents state. There are still many unanswered questions, including why Boys had two guns on him while in police custody.

The New Orleans Police Department confirmed Friday that a longtime NOPD officer and her son have been questioned by the Public Integrity Bureau about the attempted escape of an accused cop killer. It's just one of many aspects of the crime that's been perplexing to the victim's family as they wait for answers.

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