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Ex-Culpeper Officer's Murder Trial Goes To Jury

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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Jurors have the case of a former Culpeper police officer accused of killing an unarmed woman.

According to media reports, the jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright. He is on trial in connection with the Feb. 9, 2012, shooting death of 54-year-old Patricia Ann Cook.

Harmon-Wright has said he shot Cook after she trapped his arm in the window of her vehicle and dragged him.

A prosecutor called the fatal shooting "excessive" and unnecessary, while Harmon-Wright's attorney said the officer was doing his job in shooting at a "fleeing felon."

Harmon-Wright is charged with murder, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle and several other charges.

Jurors did not reach a verdict late Monday and were to resume their deliberations on Tuesday.

 

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