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Crime Jury to hear closing arguments in Oklahoma officer's trial

09:05  17 may  2017
09:05  17 may  2017 Source:   ap.org

Jury selection to start for Oklahoma officer charged with manslaughter

  Jury selection to start for Oklahoma officer charged with manslaughter Jury selection is set to start on Monday for the first-degree manslaughter trial of a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man whose car had broken down in an incident captured on police video and viewed globally. Betty Shelby, 43, could face between four years to life in prison if she is convicted of the September 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher, who was 40. The incident intensified scrutiny of the use of force by police and allegations of racial bias by law enforcement in the United States.In videos provided by Tulsa police, Crutcher can be seen with his hands in the air shortly before he was shot.

(AP) — Jurors are to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last They must decide whether Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby went too far Sept. 16 when she killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

Mike Simons / Tulsa World via AP. Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby arrives at the Tulsa County Courthouse Thursday, May 11, 2017, for her manslaughter trial in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, in Tulsa, Okla. Associated Press. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 1 a.m. TULSA, Okla.

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby enters the courtroom Monday, May 15, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., for her manslaughter trial in the shooting of Terence Crutcher. Shelby said Monday that a training video of an officer being fatally shot during a traffic stop ran through her mind last September when she encountered 40-year-old Crutcher, whose SUV had stalled in the middle of a street. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP) © The Associated Press Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby enters the courtroom Monday, May 15, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., for her manslaughter trial in the shooting of Terence Crutcher. Shelby said Monday that a training video of an officer being fatally shot during a traffic stop ran through her mind last September when she encountered 40-year-old Crutcher, whose SUV had stalled in the middle of a street. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

TULSA, Okla. — Jurors are to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year.

They must decide whether Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby went too far Sept. 16 when she killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

Prosecutors have said Shelby overreacted because Crutcher wasn't being combative and had his hands raised high.

Shelby's attorneys have said Crutcher refused Shelby's commands to lie down during a two-minute period before police cameras recorded the shooting.

Shelby could spend between four years to life in prison if she's convicted.

Shelby testified Monday that she feared for her life and thought Crutcher was reaching inside his stalled SUV for a gun. He didn't have one on him or in the vehicle.

Dalia Dippolito trying to get last minute evidence suppressed before June trial .
Lawyers for Dalia Dippolito will argue a list of last minute motions before Judge Glenn Kelley Weds. On the docket are motions asking for evidence to be excluded, including a list of “prior bad acts” that includes allegations that Dippolito had tried to have her husband killed before, and that she worked as an escort.

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