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Goodson Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Monday

June 17th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Closing arguments in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., charged in the death of Freddie Gray, will begin Monday at 10 a.m. after seven days of testimony.

The defense rested their case just before 11:30 Friday after brief testimony from Officer Edward Nero, who was acquitted of all charges in the arrest of Gray last month.

Nero did not testify at his own trial, and his appearance Friday was his first court testimony in the hearings related to Gray's arrest and death.

His testimony lasted only minutes.

Goodson's defense asked him about Gray's demeanor at the second stop of the van in which Gray was injured. Nero said Gray was combative with officers and that he heard "loud banging" coming from the van where Gray was placed alone.

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