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CMPD officer Randall Kerrick told jurors Thurday afternoon that he feared for his life on the night he shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell.

Defense attorney George Laughrun told Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin that officer Randall Kerrick will testify during his trial.

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The state has rested its case in the Randall Kerrick police shooting trial. The defense started its case by calling witnesses to the stand to counter a prosecution witness who spent parts of two days on the stand.

CMPD Captain Mike Campagna testified that Kerrick went against the department’s policy when he fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell.

Charlotte Observer

Jurors on Monday saw additional video from the interview investigators conducted with former CMPD officer Randall Kerrick after he fatally shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell two years ago. They also heard extensive testimony about Kerrick’s police training and the appropriate use of deadly force. 


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Police dash-cam video was shown Wednesday in the Randall Kerrick shooting trial. It comes from the police cruiser of Officer Adam Neal – one of three officers who responded to a 911 call the night of September 14th, 2013.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Update: 12:45 p.m.

The judge in the trial of Randall Kerrick today allowed state prosecutors to show jurors a graphic photo of Jonathan Ferrell after he had been shot 10 times.

Charlotte Observer

Much of Tuesday's testimony in the Randall Kerrick trial focused on the accident that 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell was involved in the night he was fatally shot, and the wounds that Kerrick's attorneys say he sustained during a struggle for his gun.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Update 5:30 p.m.

Jurors in the Randall Kerrick trial were excused twice Tuesday while prosecution and defense attorneys argued how many graphic photos the jury needs to see.

Defense attorney Michael Greene said prosecutors were being excessive by wanting to introduce several photos that showed shooting victim Jonathan Ferrell lying dead in handcuffs.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Attorneys in the Randall Kerrick trial gave significantly different accounts in their opening statements Monday of the events that led up to the former CMPD officer shooting and killing 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell two years ago.

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