In April of 2005, veteran Providence Police Officer Detective Allen was shot dead at the Providence Police Station during an interrogation of a suspect arrested for assault and attempted robbery of an elderly woman eighty-four years in age.  The suspect, Esteban Carpio, eventually optted for a trial.  Upon conviction he was sentenced to Life with no possibility of parole for the murder of Det. Allen.  This sentence was followed by a consecutive Life sentence for the discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence and a consecutive twenty years for felony assault with a dangerous weapon.   Among the several issues raised by Defendant Carpio was that he was incorrectly sentenced to Life with no possibility of parole.  The RI Supreme Court disagreed and affirmed the convictions and sentences.  See the complete opinion:  State v. Carpio