Prosecutors to seek retrial for ex-Phoenix officer Chrisman - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

UPDATE

Prosecutors to seek retrial for ex-Phoenix officer Chrisman

Posted: Updated:
Richard Chrisman Richard Chrisman
PHOENIX (AP) -

Prosecutors plan to seek a retrial of a former Phoenix police officer convicted last month of aggravated assault after the jury failed to reach verdicts on charges of second-degree murder and animal cruelty.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez told a judge Friday his office will retry Richard Chrisman on the two counts.

Chrisman's sentencing on the aggravated assault charge was delayed Friday.

Chrisman was charged after he fatally shot 29-year-old Danny Rodriguez and the man's dog during an October 2010 domestic violence call. Chrisman's partner says the man wasn't a threat when Chrisman shot him. Chrisman said he only fired his weapon after Rodriguez tried to attack him.

Chrisman, a nine-year veteran of the force, was later fired. He could face up to 15 years in prison for the aggravated assault conviction.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 

  • UPDATEProsecutors to seek retrial for ex-Phoenix officer ChrismanMore>>

  • Sidebar: Trial for Richard Chrisman

    Friday, August 9 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-08-10 02:21:13 GMT
    READ: Phoenix police say officer killed unarmed man READ: 911 call released in shooting of Phoenix man READ: Grieving Phoenix mother demands justiceMore >
    READ: Phoenix police say officer killed unarmed man READ: 911 call released in shooting of Phoenix man READ: Grieving Phoenix mother demands justiceMore >
Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..