Larry Neil White indicted by a Grand Jury

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

He's accused of gunning down three police officers back in September, and on Friday he found out he could get the death penalty when he goes to trial.

Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland tells NewsWest Nine that a grand jury returned six indictments against 58 year old Larry Neil White.

White was taken into custody on September 10th.

Police were responding to a domestic disturbance call at White's home on Ventura Street.  

They say he was armed with a shotgun.  

Authorities say, White shot and killed three police officers before he was taken into custody.  

He has been indicted on capital murder charges for the deaths of Corporals Abel Marquez, Scott Gardner, and Arlie Jones.  

There are three more indictments against White on attempted capital murder charges.  

If convicted, the minimum sentence White would face is life in prison.

But Bland says the death penalty is the punishment that fits this crime.

"Our offices reviewed the file and come to the determination that the Death Penalty is appropriate in this case, and that is what we'll be seeking.  We do not plan to offer any plea bargain and we do not plan to do anything except go to trial and ask a jury to sentence Larry Neil White to death.  The only circumstance where I could see us not seeking the Death Penalty would be if the Supreme Court abolished the Death Penalty," Bland said.

No trial date has been set.  

White remains behind bars in the Ector County Detention Center.