FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office is pushing for the death penalty for the man accused of killing Deputy Caleb Conley in May.
According to court records, Steven Sheangshang could be put to death if he is found guilty of killing Conley. Currently, Sheangshang is facing charges of:
- Murder – police officer
- Convicted felon in possession of a handgun
- First-degree robbery
- First-degree wanton endangerment (two counts)
- First-degree persistent felony offender
The attorney general’s office said Sheangshang’s “act of killing was intentional and the victim was a state or local public official or police officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff engaged at the time of the act in the lawful performance of his or her duties.”
If he is found guilty, per Cameron’s office, the Commonwealth will request the court instruct the jury on all penalties in accordance with the law, which would include death or imprisonment for life without the benefit of probation or parole.
Sheangshang pleaded not guilty to the above charges in late May.