Judge denies Travis Boys new trial, sentences him to life in prison

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A judge has denied a man convicted of murdering a New Orleans Police Department officer a request for a new trial.

Back in March, a jury convicted Travis Boys of shooting and killing Officer Darryl Holloway with a hidden gun in 2015 as Holloway transported Boys to jail.

Boys was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on his first-degree murder conviction, but his attorney requested a new trial.

Judge Karen Herman said during sentencing, "I see no basis whatsoever to grant the request for a new trial."

Olander Holloway, Daryle Holloway's mother, addressed Boys on behalf of her entire family.

Boys turned his head and did not look at her as she read her statement.

"It's been 2 years, 10 months, 13 days since you so callously took the life of my son," Olander said.

Olander told Boys' she didn't agree with the death penalty because of her faith and thought he would act differently once that was off the table.

"I would hope that when the death penalty was removed that you would man up and take responsibility for your actions. There was no question as to who killed my son. Instead, you and your attorneys have put our family through months of delays in this trial...when the retarded tactic didn't work, we were then subjected to the crazy tactic. I am so glad the jury didn't buy into your tactics and instead saw them as what they really were – another excuse to not take responsibility for your actions."

She held up a picture of Daryle's daughter who will be graduating from Howard University next weekend, citing the milestones that Holloway will not be able to see in his children's lives because Boys' killed him.

"I would ask Judge Herman to sentence you to a cell with a picture of Daryle so that the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you see at night is a picture of Daryle. But I will ask Judge Herman to sentence you so that you never leave Angola and will be buried there."

Boys was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole or probation.

Boys' attorney told the court they intend to appeal the "excessive sentence."

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