Argued September 29, 1998 On appeal from the Superior Court, Law Division, Gloucester County. On October 8, 1996, defendant, Robert Simon, pled guilty to burglary, theft, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, felony murder, and purposeful and knowing murder by his own conduct of Sergeant Ippolito Gonzalez, a Franklin Township police officer. A jury sentenced defendant to death. This is defendant's direct appeal from his conviction for capital murder and sentence of death. See R. 2:2-1(a)(3). We affirm all of the convictions as well as the sentence of death.