2nd Week of Jonathan Ferrell Trial Underway
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A detective who interviewed the North Carolina police officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after a car wreck is scheduled to continue his testimony to start the trial’s second week.
The trial of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick resumes Monday at 9:30 in a Mecklenburg County courtroom. Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013.
Detective Edwin Morales began his testimony Friday. Morales interviewed Kerrick in the hours after the shooting. He presented physical evidence as well as excerpts of the interview with Kerrick. The jury in the case also watched a video of the questioning before court adjourned for the weekend.
Ferrell was shot and killed after he wrecked his car and knocked on the door of a house apparently seeking help.