Friday, April 25, 2008
Not Guilty Verdicts in the Sean Bell Trial
Do you recall this hot topic? The Verdict is in!!! The officer's were found (NOT GUILTY) Let me know how you feel...
QUEENS (WABC) -- The prosecution and defense wrapped up their cases with closing arguments Monday in the trial of three officers charged in the Sean Bell shooting. Now, the judge will decide the officers' fates.
Defense attorneys said the three detectives charged in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be were framed by lying street thugs, including two surviving victims seeking millions of dollars from the city.
Prosecutors in the Sean Bell slaying built their case on the unreliable testimony of Bell's friends - "a parade of convicted felons, crack dealers and men who were not strangers to weapons," said James Culleton, lawyer for one of the shooters.
Bell, 23, was killed outside a Queens topless bar, the Kalua