Judge allows intentional murder charge in shooting
A JUDGE will allow prosecutors to add an additional charge of intentional murder to the case of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an n Australian n woman last year.
Judge Kathryn Quaintance ruled yesterday y that prosecutors s can amend their r complaint against t Mohamed Noor (pictured) to add a charge of second-degree d i intentional murder. Noor is already charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Authorities say Noor shot Damond after she called 911 to report a p possible sexual assault h happening behind her h home. In their request to add a the additional count, c prosecutors said sa evidence shows Noor N intended to kill Damond when he aimed and fired at her. h Noor attorney Peter Pe Wold said the defence had been working on an objection to the prosecutors’ request but hadn’t filed it. He had no other comment.