SEATTLE - A death penalty decision is expected next week in the prosecution of the man accused of killing a Seattle police officer.
A King County Superior Court judge denied a defense motion Wednesday to give lawyers more time to find cause for leniency for Christopher Monfort.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says he'll make a decision by the Sept. 3 deadline.
Monfort is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting of Officer Timothy Brenton who was gunned down as he sat in a patrol car on Halloween. Monfort has pleaded not guilty.
A news radio station reports Monfort talked loudly about police brutality as he was brought into the courtroom for Wednesday's hearing.