The 32 year old US police officer accused of murdering Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk is likely to plead not guilty.
Incredibly, he’s still claiming he acted in self-defence.
Responding to a 911 call, Mohamed Noor shot Damond Ruszcyk on 15 July 2017 who reported a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.
He is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
If convicted of third-degree murder, the presumptive sentence is 12 and a half years with a maximum of 25 years.
If convicted of second-degree manslaughter, the presumptive sentence is four years with a maximum of 10 years.
Mohamed Noor had trained in business and economics and worked in property management before becoming an officer.
Noor and his partner said they were startled by a loud noise just before Ms Ruszczyk approached the driver’s side window of their police car. Noor suddenly fired at her multiple times, across his partner, from the passenger seat. She died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The police body cameras were not turned on at the time, nor did the police car dashboard camera capture the incident.
Australians are very interested in this case, and are expecting serious jail time for this insane attack on an unarmed, innocent woman.