Judge al­lows in­ten­tional mur­der charge in shoot­ing

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

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.

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