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    The cop with only two years experience who shot pyjama-wearing Australian woman, 40,

    Keep in mind, Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels has found 1 in 3 somalians are mentally ill due to inbreeding...The killer reached across his driving partner to shoot her several times as she was speaking about a disturbance she heard while in her house in her upscale neighborhood. this woman does not look like someone that needed to be shot multiple times and killed but he looks like he has few loose screws......“He came to the United States at a young age and is thankful to have had so many opportunities,”

    The cop with only two years experience who shot pyjama-wearing Australian woman, 40, dead through the DOOR of his squad car while his bodycam was off after she called 911 over 'home intruder'

    • Justine Damond was shot dead by police after calling 911 on Saturday night
    • She had reportedly been speaking to police through the driver's side window
    • Damond was shot by officer sitting in the passenger seat through driver door
    • Mohamed Noor has been named as the officer who shot 40-year-old Australian
    • His lawyer Tom Plunkett confirmed he fired his weapon on Saturday night
    • City is steel reeling from the shooting death by cop of Philando Castille in 2016
    • She moved to Minnesota to marry 'rockstar love of her life', Don Damond, 50
    • Noor has two open complaints against him from 2017 and one from 2016

    By Hannah Moore and Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia
    Published: 12:16 EDT, 17 July 2017 | Updated: 19:14 EDT, 17 July 2017

    Mohammed Noor has been an officer for two years and was the first Somali-American to serve in his precinct

    The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in mysterious circumstances after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her upscale Minneapolis home has been identified.

    Mohamed Noor, who joined the department in March 2015, reached over and shot Justine Damond, 40, multiple times from the passenger seat of his squad car while she spoke to his colleague on the drivers side in a back alley.

    Both officer's bodycams were off and the squad car camera not recording when Damond - who was in her pyjamas - was killed at around 11.30pm on Saturday, just a month before she was due to marry.

    Ms Damond's heartbroken fiance Don Damond, fight back tears on Tuesday as he spoke of his partner's shocking death, claiming the police have failed to provide an explanation.

    Mr Damond said the family were 'desperate for information' about her shooting - which he referred to as a 'homicide.'

    Justine Damond (pictured) was shot dead in her pyjamas by police in the United States, after calling 911 to report a disturbance in an alley near her home at South Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Ms Damond's heartbroken fiance Don Damond, fight back tears on Tuesday as he spoke of his partner's shocking death, claiming the police have failed to provide an explanation

    Mr Damond was comforted by his son Zach as he spoke to media gathered outside his home on Tuesday

    Mr Damond said the family were 'desperate for information' about her shooting - which he referred to as a 'homicide'

    Mr Damond described Justine as a 'teacher to so many' who lived 'a life of openness, kindness and love' and had a 'great wit and humour'.

    'Piecing together Justine's last moments before the homicide will be a small comfort as we grieve this tragedy,' Don told media gathered around his Minneapolis home.

    'Our hearts are broken and we are utterly devastated by the loss of Justine,' he added.

    'It was Justine that called 911 on Saturday evening reporting what she believed was an active sexual assault occurring nearby.

    'Sadly, my family and I have been provided with almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived.
    'We have lost the dearest of people and we are desperate for information.'

    Friends of the Damonds comforted each other during the press conference

    Mr Damond was out of town for business when the shooting occurred

    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) - the state agency investigating the shooting - has so far kept tight-lipped on the circumstances that led to the death of the yoga and meditation teacher.

    They have admitted that no weapons were recovered from the scene and according to the Star Tribune witnesses to the shooting have described Damond approaching the police cruiser in the alley behind her house.

    She was holding her cell phone and talking to an officer on the drivers side before she was shot.

    The only concrete statement the BCA has made so far is to confirm that 'At one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman'.

    Community leader: Officer Noor (center) met with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges (not pictured) in 2016 where she praised him for joining the police force

    Pride: This picture dates from 2015 and shows Officer Noor being inducted into the Somali American Police Association

    Noor, 31, who is the first Somali-American police officer in his precinct, has in the past been personally praised by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges.

    He also holds a degree in administration and economics.

    The Mayor demanded fast answers as the investigation began on Monday.
    'I have the same questions you do, and I seek the same answers you seek,' said Mayor Hodges.

    'This process is difficult, but I want to be sure we get this right.'
    He has already retained the services of a lawyer, who said on Monday that his client is devastated at the death of Damond.

    'We take this seriously with great compassion for all persons who are being touched by this,' said attorney Tom Plunkett according to The Star Tribune.
    Minneapolis Chief of Police Janeé Harteau issued a statement on Monday calling the death tragic.

    'I have many of the same questions and it is why we immediately asked for an external and independent investigation into the officer-involved shooting death,' said Harteau.

    'I also want to assure you that I understand why so many people have so many questions at this point. I've asked for the investigation to be expedited to provide transparency and to answer as many questions as quickly as we can.'

    The driver of the squad car that pulled up in the alley behind the home Damond shared with her fiance has been identified as Matthew Harrity, a community service officer since 2016.

    On Monday morning the heartbroken stepson of Damond appeared outside his home and had harsh words for Officer Noor.

    'Why? Why did you do it?,' said Zach Damon.

    'He has no idea the impact that he had on thousands of people. No idea.'

    'I hope that he wakes up every single day and thinks about it, and then I hope that he thinks about how he can be a better person because that's what she did every single day. And if you don't do that, then you're not even living, either, man.'

    Heartbroken: Zach Damond spoke to reporters outside his home on Monday morning and said he hopes the police officer who shot Justine Damond dead on Saturday night suffers

    Meeting and greeting: Mayor Hodges posted this picture of Officer Noor in his uniform to her Facebook page in 2016 along with a tribute to him

    According to Minneapolis Star Tribune, the website Minnesota PoliceClips has audio of an exchange between dispatch and the officers involved.

    One officer says that he sees a 'female standing behind a building' and 'one down' from the same location before saying they are performing CPR.

    Police in Minneapolis are required to wear bodycams at all time, but they are not continually active and are manually switched on when an officer anticipates they will be needed.

    It is not know why the squad car camera cannot be used in this case.
    The decision to equip all police with bodycams came after the black motorist Philando Castile was shot by an officer in 2016 in controversial circumstances.
    Noor, who joined the Minneapolis Police in March 2015, has had three complaints made against him in two years - including a lawsuit.

    Two are from 2017 and one from 2016 is closed and according to Lou Raguse of Kare 11 is marked 'not to be made public'.

    The lawsuit stems from a police call on May 25, 2017, when Noor and two other officers took a woman to hospital and she claimed that they carried out false imprisonment, assault and battery.

    According to the ongoing lawsuit, the woman claimed that Noor 'grabbed her right wrist and upper arm' when moving her.
    Ms Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, was originally from Sydney but had been living in the US for three years and was engaged to marry American businessman Don Damond (right), 50, in August

    Last year, Mayor Hodges wrote on her Facebook page that she 'wanted to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Boor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department.

    'Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has been highly celebrated, particularly by the Somali community in and around Karmel Mall.'

    On Saturday night, Damond had called 911 to attend a noise and possible assault in the alley, and was speaking to the two officers through the drivers side window when she was shot.

    Neighbours told The Star Tribune they came out of their home to investigate the flashing lights and saw police trying to revive Ms Damond, who was lying on the ground.

    Shot dead in her pyjamas: Minneapolis woman, 40, is gunned....

    Ms Damond had a well-known stance against guns, and there was no way she would have been armed on Saturday night, her friend Hannah, 21, told the paper.

    She also explained Damond (nee Ruszczyk), who had already taken her fiance's last name often spoke about the benefits of Australia's tight gun control.

    Despite her misgivings, Damond had elected to give up her life in Sydney for one in Minneapolis, where she lived with her fiance Don, who she described as the 'amazing, handsome hilarious, rockstar love of my life'.
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    And they want to put these inbred mentally ill 3rd world barbarians in OUR military...and give them citizenship!

    No way!!!


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    Interestingly there was less than 3 years of law enforcement experience between the two cops. You would think a police officer with less than two years experience would be assigned with a more seasoned veteran, not a rookie.

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    A diversity hire - not necessarily the most qualified candidate - this is wrong - have seen this in fire dept hires and promotions too with negative results.

    Killer cop Mohamed Noor was 'diversity' hire

    Officer was welcomed by mayor in wake of scathing criticisms on lack of black officers

    Published: 16 hours ago. Updated: 07/18/2017 at 8:27 PM Leo Hohmann "Muslim Conquest Through Immigration And Resettlement Jihad."
    Mohamed Noor, from a Somali refugee family, pictured with family.

    Questions continue to mount about the strange shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond at the hands of a Minnesota cop.

    The Australian national who lived with her fiance in a middle-class suburb of Minneapolis called 9-1-1 to report what she believed was a sexual assault in progress in the alley near her home.

    Two officers responded, she walked up to their patrol car in her pajamas at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and started talking to the officer in the driver’s seat. That’s when the other officer suddenly pulled his gun and shot her through the door. She was hit in the abdomen and died at the scene.

    Her family is broken and wondering how this could happen.

    The city has not released any information, but the officer who pulled the trigger has been identified as Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American who entered the country as a refugee and was the first Somali to be employed by the department’s 5th precinct.

    WND’s request for information Tuesday was met with a non-comment from Corey Schmidt, the police department’s public information officer.

    “The Minneapolis Police Department is not able to provide comment on the investigation,” Schmidt said in an email.

    WND has learned he was one of five Somalis on the entire force and that the city makes a special effort to recruit Somalis as part of its affirmative-action plan.

    The city’s affirmative-action program requires it to give preferential treatment to minorities, not only those hired by the city but by all contractors awarded contracts of more than $100,000.

    The city’s leaders bemoaned the fact that they could not come up with more blacks to staff 100 new positions that came open at the end of 2014. The Star-Tribune, in an Aug. 19, 2014, article headlined “Minneapolis police struggle to hire diverse force,” interviewed several activists who took the city to task for allowing the number of black officers to dwindle.

    With 100 new openings, the city was all but apologizing for the fact that at least 71 percent would be white, saying it had tried everything to recruit more blacks over the years, including a pre-high school academy that nurtured young black kids who showed an interest in law enforcement. But was having only marginal success.

    “Minneapolis police have about half the black and Hispanic officers they need to accurately reflect the city’s population, records show. This comes despite years of diversity plans, legal action and a federal mediation agreement sparked by low levels of minority representation within the police,” the Star Tribune reported.

    The mediation agreement was a tool of the Obama Justice Department to pressure the city into hiring more black and Latino officers.

    One of those who dished out criticism of city leaders in late 2015 was Peter Hayden, part of the Community Standards Initiative, a group seeking more diversity in the city’s police department.
    “My concern and our concern is that there seems to be room to hire new people but where are the people of color, particularly about African-Americans?” asked Hayden.

    Minneapolis police have been “intensely committed” to finding diverse candidates, police spokesman John Elder told the Star-Tribune in August 2014.

    So, a few months later when the department hired Mohamed Noor in March 2015, it was a big deal. The mayor herself, Betsy Hodges, issued a public statement commending the hire.

    Noor, who entered the U.S. as a child from war-torn Somalia, joined four other Somali-Americans on the Minneapolis Police Department. Given that he was not only black but a Muslim refugee, he instantly gave credibility to the mayor’s promises of a more diverse police force. This plan, according to city documents, uses affirmative-action in an attempt to hire minorities to city positions in the exact same ratio that they are present in the city’s general population.

    Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s population, they should make up 18 percent of the police officers on patrol, according to the city’s Office of Civil Rights.

    The Somali community itself represents about 50,000 residents within the city, most of them imported by the United Nations refugee resettlement program, which has been sending Somalis to America since at least 1990.

    What’s ironic is that while the city was recruiting Somalis to become police officers, al-Shabab and the Islamic State were recruiting them just as heavily to become terrorists.

    Andrew Luger, the Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, admitted during a press conference announcing the terrorism-related arrests of six more Somalis in April 2015 that “Minnesota has a terror recruitment problem.”

    More than three-dozen young Somali men from Minneapolis have left the U.S. to fight for al-Shabaab in Somalia and for ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges shown here at a meeting with Somali Muslims wearing a hijab in April 2014.

    The hiring of Noor, who in March 2015 joined less than half-a-dozen other Somali-American officers on the Minneapolis P.D., was supposed to show the world that male Somali refugees could grow up to become model citizens, not just terrorists. Noor was the first Somali-American officer to patrol in the city’s fifth precinct and was welcomed into the force personally by Hodges.

    So it didn’t matter that Noor had been the subject of three complaints of unprofessional conduct including a lawsuit that alleges he brutalized another woman in May 2017. Terminating him would require answering to the city’s powerful Muslim advocacy groups, something no Democrat in Minnesota wants to do.

    The city also launched a new “hate crimes hotline” last month in which it encouraged citizens to take special note of its local police and whether they were exercising “bias” based on one’s race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or religious background.

    Given the political makeup of the city’s leadership and its desire to hire more black officers, especially those with roots in the Somali community, it is highly unlikely that investigators will seek to find out if Noor was motivated by his own religious bias in the killing of Justine Damond, said former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.

    The question that needs to be answered is, was this shooting a mistake or was it a “cultural seizure” by a Muslim officer who snapped and acted irrationally at the sight of a woman in her pajamas?

    “The shooting makes no sense, and Noor comes from the mandated cover-up women culture,” Bachmann told WND. “That’s why I’m wondering if they’ll ask whether his cultural views led him to shoot her. That’s something, if true, I can’t imagine the progressives would allow to get out.

    “Minneapolis race-baiters traffic in imagined bias,” Bachmann added. “This may have been real bias. But will we ever know?”

    Justine’s longtime fiance, Don Damond, spoke at a press conference Monday evening and said the family is not only in a deep state of grieving, but is tormented by the lack of information on what happened to their loved one.

    “Sadly, her family and I have been provided with almost no information on what happened,” Don Damond said.

    Ed Davis, the former police commissioner for the city of Boston, appeared on Fox News Tuesday and said the city of Minneapolis owes the victim’s family some answers. Shoving the entire investigation off on state detectives is not a valid excuse, he said.

    “For a police commissioner to come out and say there’s no information, that’s unconscionable,” Davis said, adding that the little bits of information that are available indicate the shooting was either a horrible mistake in which protocol was violated, or it was intentional in which the officer should have already been arrested.

    “This family deserves answers. You are taught that you never fire a gun over the chest of your partner,” he said. “The rules are pretty clear. There were at least three witnesses, and there have been reports that his partner was shocked?”

    Yet, because of Minnesota’s political culture, most notably its iron-clad commitment to political correctness, the strange shooting of Justine Damond may never get an honest investigation, says Ann Corcoran, who has followed the refugee influx into more than 300 U.S. cities and towns over the past decade.

    The influence of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and Muslim politicians like Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is enormous and cannot be overstated, Corcoran said.

    “This is conquered territory, so they will never even ask the pertinent questions, let alone get to the answers,” said Corcoran, who blogs at Refugee Resettlement Watch.

    “Just imagine if the situation had been flipped and it had been a young, attractive Muslim woman who called 9-1-1 and ran out in her pajamas, thinking she was going to get help, only to be shot and killed by a white officer,” Corcoran added. “Think about the outcry that would have sparked from Minneapolis’ liberal mayor and her cohorts. They would have played the race card and the religion card immediately. But because it was a black Muslim officer, you hear nothing about race or religion as a possible motivator.”

    Corcoran said she also doubts there will be any calls to the Minneapolis hate-crimes hotline.
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    Father calls for justice in Minneapolis police shooting

    By Reuters Domestic News
    Published : July 18, 2017 | Updated : July 18, 2017

    The father of an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend called for justice on Tuesday hours after a local medical examiner ruled that her death was a homicide.

    A Minneapolis police officer shot Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, through the door of a patrol car as she approached him and his partner in an alley near her home shortly before midnight on Saturday, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, citing three unnamed sources.

    Damond's father, John Ruszczyk, told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday that her death was "our worst nightmare".

    "Justine was a beacon to all of us. We only ask that the light of justice shine down on the circumstances of her death," he said.

    The Hennepin County medical examiner said in a report issued on Monday evening that Damond died of a gunshot wound in the abdomen and concluded that her death was a homicide.

    Authorities and activists on Monday questioned why Minneapolis police who fatally shot her did not have their body cameras turned on during the incident.

    Justine Damond's American fiance also wondered about the details of how she was shot. She had called the police to report a suspected sexual assault near her home, fiance Don Damond told reporters outside the home.

    "We lost the dearest of people and we are desperate for information," Damond said. "Piecing together Justine's last moments before the homicide would be a small comfort as we grieve this tragedy."

    Also known as Justine Ruszczyk, she had already taken Damond's last name. Damond owned a meditation and life-coaching company, according to her personal website.

    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota called for answers on why the two responding officers failed to turn on their body cameras when they arrived at Damond's home in a quiet, upper-middle-class neighborhood shortly before midnight on Saturday.

    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau called Damond's death "tragic" in a statement on Monday and promised a "transparent" investigation.

    The officer who shot Damond was identified by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and other local media as Mohamed Noor.

    Noor's lawyer, Tom Plunkett, said in a statement that Noor extends his condolences to Damond's family. The statement did not describe Noor's role in the shooting, and authorities have not confirmed the identities of the officers involved.

    Hundreds took to the streets of Minneapolis on Sunday to protest Damond's shooting.

    The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which reviews shootings involving the police in Minneapolis, said the dashboard camera in the officers' patrol car did not capture the shooting. The BCA is seeking any civilian video of the incident and said the officers have been placed on administrative leave.

    RELATED:Australian Government Demands Answers on Minneapolis Police Shooting
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    Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous'


    A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman shot dead by police in Minneapolis says suggestions officers feared an ambush were "ludicrous".

    Robert Bennett said Justine Damond was in her pyjamas when she approached them and "was not a threat to anyone".

    Ms Damond was shot after approaching two officers in their car on Saturday after reporting a suspected rape.

    Mr Bennett has acted in similar cases, including the high-profile police shooting of Philando Castile in 2016.

    Fred Bruno, the lawyer for Matthew Harrity, whose partner killed Ms Damond, 40, had said: "It is reasonable to assume an officer in that situation would be concerned about a possible ambush."

    But Mr Bennett told CBS News: "I think that's ludicrous. It's disinformation. It doesn't have any basis in fact."

    He added: "She obviously wasn't armed, was not a threat to anyone, and nor could she have reasonably been perceived to be."

    Officer Mohamed Noor, who shot Ms Damond in the abdomen in an upmarket neighbourhood of the city, has refused to be interviewed by investigators, as is his legal right.

    (link contains short video clip of vigil) - Justine Damond's family held a silent vigil on Sydney's Freshwater Beach Officer Harrity has spoken to investigators with the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is leading the investigation.

    On Thursday, a statement from Ms Damond's family said: "All we want to do is bring Justine home to Australia to farewell her in her hometown among family and friends.

    "We are still trying to come to terms with this tragedy and we are struggling to understand how and why this could happen."

    On Wednesday, police released the transcript of two separate 911 calls Ms Damond made after hearing screams nearby.

    "I'm not sure if she's having sex or being raped," she told the police operator, before giving her address.

    "I think she just yelled out 'help', but it's difficult, the sound has been going on for a while," she continued.

    Ms Damond called back eight minutes later to ensure police had the correct address.

    Body cameras, which are worn by all Minneapolis police, had not been turned on at the time of the shooting and the squad car dashboard camera also failed to capture the incident.

    Officers Harrity and Noor, who between them have spent three years on the police force, have been placed on paid administrative leave.

    Mr Bennett represented Philando Castile's family in pursuing compensation against the police.

    Castile was shot by officer Jeronimo Yanez after his car was stopped, in an incident live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend.

    Mr Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and firearm charges but the family won $3m (£2.4m) in compensation.
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    That poor woman and her family. There is just no excuse for this. None whatsoever.
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    Another crime that can be laid at the feet of the 'halo-polishers'.

    Actually, I'd be willing to bet they are already in our military.

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    Officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with murder, turns himself in

    The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July was charged with murder Tuesday after he turned himself in when a warrant was issued for his arrest.
    Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in on Tuesday in connection to the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. his attorney confirmed.

    The criminal complaint remained sealed by midday Tuesday, but according to the jail roster Noor was booked on a third-degree murder charge for perpetrating an eminently dangerous act while showing a "depraved mind." The second-degree manslaughter charge alleges he acted with "culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk."

    Damond was shot July 15, minutes after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. The 40-year-old life coach’s death drew international attention, cost the police chief her job and forced major revisions to the department’s policy on body cameras.

    Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was scheduled to discuss charges Tuesday afternoon.

    Noor, a 32-year-old Somali-American, has not talked publicly about the case and declined to be interviewed by state investigators.

    In a statement Tuesday, Damond's family praised the charges, calling them "one step toward justice."

    "No charges can bring our Justine back. However, justice demands accountability for those responsible for recklessly killing the fellow citizens they are sworn to protect, and today's actions reflect that," the statement said.

    A policeman who was with Noor at the time of the shooting, Matthew Harrity, told investigators that he was startled by a loud noise right before Damond approached the driver's side window of their police SUV. Harrity, who was driving, said Noor then fired his weapon from the passenger seat. Damond died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

    The officers did not turn on their body cameras until after the shooting, and there was no squad camera video of the incident.

    Minneapolis police chief: Justine Damond didn't have to die

    The lack of video was widely criticized, and Damond's family members were among the many people who called for changes in procedure, including how often officers are required to turn on their cameras.

    The shooting also prompted questions about the training of Noor, a two-year veteran and Somali-American whose arrival on the force had been celebrated by city leaders and Minnesota's large Somali community. Noor, 32, had trained in business and economics and worked in property management before becoming an officer.

    Then-Chief Janee Harteau defended Noor's training and said he was suited to be on the street, even as she criticized the shooting itself. But Harteau — who was on vacation when the shooting happened and didn't make her first public appearance until several days after the shooting — was forced out soon after by Mayor Betsy Hodges, who said she had lost confidence in the chief.
    Harteau's replacement, Medaria Arradondo, quickly announced a policy change requiring officers to turn on their body cameras in responding to any call or traffic stop.

    If convicted of third-degree murder, Noor could face a maximum of 25 years in prison, though the presumptive sentence is 12 ½ years. A judge could issue a sentence ranging from about 10 ½ to 15 years.

    The second-degree manslaughter charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but the presumptive sentence is four years.

    Jail records show he’s being held on $500,000 bail.
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