Seattle Police Kill Suspect in Officer Slayings

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The manhunt has ended for the suspect accused of killing four police officers in Washington state.

Police tracked down Maurice Clemmons, Tuesday, in Seattle and shot and killed him as he tried to run.

Authorities said Clemmons, 37, killed four officers at a coffee shop as they did paperwork on their computers. He'd been hiding from police for two days.

Motive is unclear, but Clemmons had a long criminal record.

Earlier this year, Washington authorities charged him with assaulting a police officer and raping a child. Court documents from the case stated Clemons was motivated by visions that he was Jesus Christ and the world was coming to an end.

Criticism has also surfaced after it was revealed that Clemmons was allowed to walk after a string of crimes in Arkansas.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee pardoned him in 2000 for a robbery he committed in the state.

"Do I wish the commutation hadn't happened? Of course," Huckabee responded. "But I was acting on what I knew at the time, which was the recommendation of the board."

"It was my decision based on what was in front of me, not what was nine years ahead of me," he continued. "And you know, I wish to God I would have known what this guy would have done."

As governor, Huckabee had a hand in pardoning or commuting more prisoners than his three predecessors combined.

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