Trial in Police Beating Death of Kelly Thomas Ends, Heads to Jury

After five weeks of testimony, it’s now
up to a jury to decide whether two former Fullerton, Calif., police
officers should be found guilty of beating homeless Kelly Thomas to
death in 2011.

From the
Associated Press

A jury has started deliberations in the case of two police
officers accused in the death of a homeless man who died after a
violent struggle during his arrest in California.

The jury got the case Thursday after closing arguments ended in
the five-week trial.

Former Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos has pleaded not
guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Former police corporal Jay Cicinelli has pleaded not guilty to
involuntary manslaughter and excessive force.

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