Courthouse Update: Cop on Trial, a Plea Deal for a Minuteman, and a Frat Boy Smells Freedom
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Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
This week, the state rested its murder case against former Phoenix cop Richard Chrisman, Chris Simcox may be offered a plea deal, a frat boy may get off the hook in a flaming Everclear incident, and more:
- The state rested its case in State v. Richard Chrisman
The state rested its case against former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman. Chrisman is charged in the 2010 death of Phoenix resident Daniel Rodriguez. Chrisman responded to a 911 call from Rodriguez's mother, who asked that police remove her son from the trailer where they lived together. Another officer told investigators that Chrisman ended up shooting Rodriguez and his dog -- killing them both -- for no apparent reason. The defense will begin its case at 10:30 a.m. on Monday
See also: Richard Chrisman Report Released by Phoenix Police Department
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