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Mother asks judge for mercy on Dontae Morris

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Convicted killer Dontae Morris has no regrets.

Forensic psychiatrist Emily Lazarou read letters Morris wrote from jail in court Friday.

"I never regretted anything in my life. I wish some things are not the way they are," Lazarou read.

His lack of remorse does not surprise Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.

"He had killed more than once, and from where I stood he did that with little regret and no remorse," Castor said.

In the letters, Morris portrays himself as philosophical, spiritual, and highly intelligent.

"I'm very, very, self-educated and extremely intelligent," Morris wrote.

He also writes about book deals and Hollywood offers.

But he also appears paranoid that his lawyers, even his mother are against him.

"Ya'll just better keep praying that I don't get free and nobody does anything to help me prosper," Morris wrote.

In November, a jury convicted Morris of killing Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a traffic stop in June of 2010.

The same jury recommended death, but a judge will make the final decision.

During the penalty phase, Morris' mother Selecia Watson read a prayer and quoted the Bible.

"I wanted to let him understand that no matter what the situation, a mother's love is always there for him," Watson said.

Years after the murders, Watson still believes her son is innocent. She says dash cam video that showed Morris killing the two officers wasn't convincing.

More importantly, she believes her son.

"Dontae tells me, he told me one time, ‘Mom, I could not have done anything like this.' At this point, I'm going to say my son is still innocent," Watson said.

And with the judge set to decide whether her son lives or dies, she does what any mother would do.

"I would just ask for mercy," she says.

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