Lawyers deliver closings in murder trial of 2 ex-officers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Lawyers began making their final case to jurors on Thursday in the trial of two former Albuquerque police officers charged with second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting death of a mentally ill homeless man that was captured on police video and set off protests in New Mexico's largest city.

The closing arguments by a special prosecutor and defence attorneys for now-retired Detective Keith Sandy and former Officer Dominique Perez follow nearly three-weeks of testimony that focused on whether James Boyd was posing a threat or turning away when he was shot in March 2014.

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