Richard Chrisman Trial Begins, Youth Minister Found Guilty of Molestation, and More
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Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
This week, an ex-Phoenix cop accused of murder goes to trial, jury selection starts in re-trial of Buddhist temple massacre suspect, a youth minister is found guilty of molestation, and more:
- The Richard Chrisman trial has begun
The murder trial against former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman officially started on Wednesday. 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. Deputy County Attorney Juan Martinez, of Jodi Arias fame, is the prosecutor.
See also: Richard Chrisman Report Released by Phoenix Police Department
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