Defense to begin in former police officer's murder trial - New York News

Defense to begin in former police officer's murder trial

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PHOENIX -

It's the defense team's turn in the murder trial of former Phoenix Police officer Richard Chrisman. Thursday, the state rested its case against Richard Chrisman.

He's accused of abusing his power 3 years ago when he shot and killed Danny Rodriguez and his dog.

Rodriguez did not have any weapons on him. Prosecutor Juan Martinez says Rodriguez posed no threat to Chrisman.

The trial resumes on Monday, with the defense presenting its case.

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