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Defense claims cop killer was 'not aiming' when he shot Sergeant Moore

Defense claims cop killer was 'not...

The final pieces of evidence were presented Wednesday in Jonathan Renfro's murder trial.

Renfro killed Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore back in 2015.

The defense rested their case in court after only several minutes and the prosecution used just a couple of hours to questions its rebuttal witnesses. All the evidence has now been presented for the charge of first degree murder.

The jury will no longer hear testimony from witnesses, or see any new pieces of evidence.

The jury heard its final testimonies Wednesday. The most notable was from a firearms expert who spoke about point shooting. That is the practice of actually aiming a gun, but pointing it in the direction of a target, and being able to hit that target.

Tuesday, the defense called on expert witnesses, who concluded that Jonathan Renfro was not aiming when he shot Sergeant Moore in the face. They concluded he was just pointing the gun in the officer's direction. The defense says he was hoping to hit Moore in the body armor, but Moore's hand bumped the gun slightly, changing the bullet trajectory to his face.

The prosecution though, believed Moore never touched Renfro.

A witness Wednesday testified that as close as Renfro and Moore were, Renfro could have hit Moore where he wanted, just by pointing in that direction.

Closing arguments in the case begin Thursday at 9 a.m.

Once the jury is sequestered, they will deliberate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until a decision is made.
   


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