Tampa, Florida -- Dontae Morris says he does not oppose the death penalty, if a jury finds him guilty in the death of two Tampa police officers.
Morris was not in court Friday, but several Tampa police officers, including Chief Jane Castor, were there.
Morris is scheduled to go on trial November 4th for the murders of Tampa Police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab. His attorneys say their client has told them several times he does not want to offer evidence at the penalty phase.
Meanwhile, Officer Curtis' mother, Cindy Warren, is running a rummage sale in Alabama to help her pay to attend the trial.
A storage business in Silverhill, Alabama donated two units for her to use Friday and Saturday. Law enforcement friends helped her organize the sale.
Warren is a family therapist who owns her own business. She says she won't have any income, if she shuts her doors for a month to attend the trial in Tampa.