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Verdict In Goodson Trial To Be Announced This Morning

June 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The second degree murder trial of Baltimore City Police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson is now in the hands of a judge- and a verdict will be announced this morning. Closing arguments wrapped up Tuesday afternoon at which time Judge Barry Williams said he will hand down his verdict on Thursday. The judge is considering the seven charges against Goodson, with the most serious being second degree murder depraved heart. Last week, in denying a motion to dismiss the charges, Judge Williams said it was "a close call," to determine if that charge should stand. Goodson is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, and manslaughter by auto or boat, criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle, misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment. Carl Dix of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network was part of a small group that demonstrated outside of the courthouse. He says it is clear to him that the police caused Freddie Gray’s death…


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