Police Officer Randall Kerrick’s Trial
Yahtzee has been doing a great job keeping us up-to-date with jury selection and today’s proceeding in the trial of former police officer Randall (Wes) Kerrick. Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013.
We will use this post to follow the trial. The court is not allowing live stream from the courtroom. Some sources are releasing videos with portions of the trial at the end of each day’s proceeding. WSOC-TV has a special section covering the trial. There is a press room where reporters can observe the courtroom.
Jonathan was in a car accident, and knocked on the door of a house looking for help. The woman resident of the house called 911 and reported that a man was trying to break into her house. Out of three officers that arrived at the scene, Kerrick was the only one to fire his weapon, shooting unarmed Jonathan 10 times. Dash cam video has not been publicly released, but will be shown to the jury at the trial.
A recap of what happened the night that Jonathan was killed;
Portions of today’s hearing;