Minnesota cop found guilty of fatally shooting bride-to-be Justine Damond
A Minnesota cop was found guilty Tuesday of fatally shooting Australian bride-to-be Justine Damond after she called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home.
It took a jury five hours on Monday and six on Tuesday to convict Mohamed Noor of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 shooting.
The 33-year-old ex cop and his partner had been responding to Damond’s 911 call and driving down the alley behind her home.
That’s when the unarmed, 40-year-old yoga teacher approached their car in her pink pajamas, and was shot in the stomach.
Noor claimed he fired at the woman because he heard a loud bang on the driver’s door and thought his partner Matthew Harrity’s life was in danger.
Prosecutors questioned whether the noise was real and blasted Noor for shooting without seeing a weapon or Damond’s hands.
Noor could face anywhere from 12 and a half years for the murder charge and four year for the manslaughter charge.
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