murder trial

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

FILE – In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson’s assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to potential jurors on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin…

Aaron Smith Takes Stand in Murder Trial

On day 4 of the murder trial for former Montgomery police officer, Aaron Cody Smith, Smith takes the stand. Smith is on trial for fatally shooting unarmed black man, Greg Gunn. Smith had been an 3rd shift officer with MPD for about 3 1/2 years. After a brief recess, defense attorney Mickey McDermott called Smith to the stand. He asked…

Day 2 of Murder Trial for Police Officer Charged with Murder of Montgomery Resident Begins with Opening Statements

The state made the first move with opening statements for nearly an hour breaking down the order of events that happened on February 25, 2016. The state argued that Greg Gunn did not fight, he did not have a gun, and he did not harm Officer Aaron Cody Smith. He simply ran. The State describes Smith to the jury as…