(Minneapolis, MN) — The third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis Police officer Mohamed Noor will be reviewed by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Officials made the announcement yesterday, setting a hearing for the case in June. This comes after Noor’s legal team filed a petition to look at the conviction for the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in 2017. The attorneys argue that prosecutors did not establish the “depraved-mind element” necessary for the third-degree murder count, and say that the Court of Appeals should not have decided to sustain the conviction. Noor was convicted on second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder for killing an unarmed Damond after responding to her call for help.
MN Supreme Court Reviewing Mohamed Noor’s 3rd Degree Murder Conviction
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-02T05:54:13-06:00March 2nd, 2021|