Verdict reached in Calif. police homeless death

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/13/2014 6:48 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County jury has reached a verdict in the trial of two former Fullerton police officers charged with killing a homeless man.

Authorities say the verdict will be read at about 4 p.m. PST.

Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli are charged with the 2011 death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, who died at a hospital after a violent struggle with police that was captured on videotape.

The 33-minute video showed six officers striking Thomas with their fists and knees, and shocking him with a Taser as he cried out for his father nearly 30 times.

A county pathologist concluded that Thomas died, in part, from a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by injuries received during the confrontation.

Ramos has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Cicinelli has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.