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NOOR VERDICT: Former officer in jail after jury's decision

May 01, 2019 12:12 AM

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was taken into custody immediately following the verdict in his trial Tuesday afternoon.

That meant he spent Tuesday night behind bars as an inmate at the Hennepin County Jail.

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Noor, who had pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense, was found guilty of murder in the third degree and manslaughter in the second degree in connection to the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017. 

However, he was found not guilty of murder in the second degree. Sentencing is scheduled for June 7.

NOOR VERDICT: Justine Ruszczyk Damond's father praises verdict, has harsh words for police, BCA

In Minnesota, third-degree murder means causing the death of another through a dangerous act "without regard for human life but without intent to cause" death. The presumptive sentence is about 12½ years.

Second-degree manslaughter, defined as creating unreasonable risk of causing death or great bodily harm to another through culpable negligence, has a presumptive sentence of about 4½ years.

Sentencing in Noor's case is scheduled for June 7.

Damond had called 911 to report a possible crime occurring outside her South Minneapolis home in July 2017 when she was fatally shot by Noor while approaching the vehicle Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity were inside.

Noor was fired after being charged.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


 

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