Loyd was found guilty in November of fatally shooting Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton during a manhunt that began after he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, CNN previously reported.
Levey told CNN that the ultimate decision as to whether Loyd lives or dies remains with the presiding judge.
The Orlando Police Department praised the jury’s decision.
“In the years since her death, Lieutenant Clayton’s loved ones and the entire OPD family waited for the day when the defendant would be held accountable for his heinous crimes. He will now face the highest penalty provided by the law,” the department said in a statement.
He was convicted on five charges, including first degree murder of a police officer, in relation to Clayton’s death, court records show.
Clayton, 42, was a master sergeant in the police department at the time of her death. She was posthumously promoted to lieutenant.
Loyd had been previously convicted of killing Sade Dixon and her unborn child in December 2016, sparking a massive manhunt. While on the run, he shot and killed Clayton in January 2017 outside a Walmart. He was arrested days later.
Loyd’s first murder trial led to political clash
Regarding the death of Dixon, Loyd avoided the death penalty in October 2019 when a Florida jury unanimously voted not to recommend the sentence.
The question of whether Loyd would get the death penalty after his first trial had led to a contentious legal and political fight in the state.
Loyd was arrested days after shooting Clayton. He was caught in an abandoned home dressed in body armor and carrying two handguns, police said. In the video after the arrest, Loyd’s face appeared to be swollen and bruised, and he said, “They beat me up! They beat me up!” as he walked past reporters.