Former US policeman found guilty of murdering Australian woman


Former US policeman Mohamed Noor has been found guilty, of murdering Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk. He faces up to 25 years in prison, but is more likely to serve 10.

Leanne Nebe reports.

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The jury deliberated for just 11 hours.

The ten men and two women found Mohamed Noor guilty of third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

He’d entered the court with counsel and showed little emotion during the finding.

But Noor’s wife wept, as he was taken into custody.

Members of Justine Damond Ruszczyk’s family were in court for most of the trial.

The dual citizen of the US and Australia was shot dead two years ago.

She had called 911 on the night of the shooting, to report a suspected sexual assault outside her home. Noor claimed she had startled him when he and his partner arrived and he felt threatened.

Noor fired through the vehicle’s window.

In court his partner testified he had not feared for his life.

Noor now faces up to 25 years in prison.

Leanne Nebe, QUT News.