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'Calculated Murder': Greene Charged in Iowa Police Killings

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    Des Moines' top cop called the fatal shootings of a pair of Iowa police officers a "cowardly act of calculated murder," NBC News reported.

    Urbandale police Officer Justin Martin, 24, and Des Moines police Sgt. Anthony Beminio, 38, were killed in separate "ambush-style attacks" while they sat in patrol cars Wednesday morning.

    Suspect Scott Michael Greene was charged Thursday afternoon with two counts of first-degree murder and faces life in prison if convicted, The Associated Press reported. He was put into the handcuffs that had belonged to the officers who were killed and was expected to be transported to the county jail. 

    "What happened yesterday was calculated murder of two law enforcement officers. Plain and simple, that's the reality," said Police Chief Dana Wingert in an emotional news conference Thursday.

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    Two Iowa police officers are dead following what cops are calling an "ambush-style attack.” Early Wednesday morning Des Moines police held a press conference to discuss the attacks. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016)