Ex-troopers retrial set to begin

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Published on April 10, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

Ex-troopers retrial set to begin

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The trial for a former Michigan State trooper charged with murder in the death of a Detroit teenager in 2017 is set to begin April 10.

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Ex-troopers retrial set to begin

THE TRIAL FOR A FORMER STATETROOPER CHARGED WITH MURDER ISSET TOBEGIN TODAY.HE'S BEING CHARGED FOR THE DEATHOF A DETROIT TEENAGER IN 20-17.A MISTRIAL WAS DECLARED INBESSNER'S FIRST TRIAL AFTER THEJURY DEADLOCKED.HE'S FACING SECOND-DEGREE MURDERAND INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTERCHARGES IN THE DEATH OF15-YEAR-OLD DAMON GRIMES.BESSNER FIRED HIS STUN GUN OUTOF THE WINDOW OF HIS MOVINGPATROL CAR IN AUGUSTOF 20-17-- WHEN GRIMES REFUSEDTO STOP ON AN A-T-V.SECONDS LATER -- GRIMES CRASHEDINTO A PARKED TRUCK.HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.THE TEEN DIED FROM HIS INJURIESIN THE CRASH.BESSNER QUIT THE FORCE SHORTLYAFTER.DURING THE FIRST TRIAL --BESSNER TESTIFIED HE DEPLOYEDHIS TASER BECAUSE HE THOUGHTHIS LIFE WAS IN DANGER.HE ALSO CLAIMED HE SAW GRIMESREACHING TOWARD HIS WAIST.SEVERAL WITNESSESS TESTIFIEDBEFORE THAT -- SAYING THEYDIDN'T SEE GRIMES HANDSLEAVE THE HANDLEBARS OF THEA-T-V.BESSNER FACES UP TO LIFE INPRISON IF CONVICTED.

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