Richard Chrisman Guilty of Manslaughter, Teacher Gets Probation in Sex Case, and More
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Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
This week, former Phoenix cop Richard Chrisman pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a teacher got probation in a student-sex case, and more:
- Richard Chrisman pleads guilty to manslaughter
Former Phoenix cop Richard Chrisman pleaded guilty to manslaughter instead of going to trial again on a murder charge. Chrisman was found guilty of aggravated assault in the 2010 death of Phoenix resident Daniel Rodriguez, but a jury couldn't decide on second-degree murder or lesser charges. 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.
See also: Richard Chrisman Report Released by Phoenix Police Department
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