Former US police officer found guilty of murder and manslaughter of Australian woman

A verdict has finally been reached for a former police man who shot an Australian woman outside her home in the US back in 2017.

After 24 hours of consideration, the 12 person jury has found Mohamed Noor guilty of 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter.

He was aquitted of 2nd degree murder charges.


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Mr Noor was immediately taken into custody, and will return to court June 7 for sentencing.

He faces between 8 and 20 years behind bars.

Justine Ruszczyk Damond – a dual citizen of the US and Australia – dialled 911 back in 2017 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

One officers arrived, and Ms Damond was shot near the police car a short time later.

Minnesota police officer Mohamed Noor was charged with murder and manslaughter, and fronted a jury of 10 men and two women.

Over three weeks of testimonies, Noor testified he shot Ms Damond after he heard a bang on this police car.

He saw that his partner was scared, then saw Ms Damond waving with her arm raised by his partner’s window and fired.

Noor was immediately stood down after the incident.

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