Former Police Officer Goes On Trial for Killing Unarmed 15-year-old

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A Texas jury on Tuesday found a white police officer guilty of murder in the 2017 shooting of a Black teenager, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Roy Oliver fired five times into a car carrying teenagers leaving a party, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. An internal police investigation said officers were responding to a report of underage drinking at a house party when Oliver fired a rifle at the vehicle. A bullet went through the passenger-side window and struck the unarmed Edwards in the head.

After 12 hours of deliberations on Monday and Tuesday, the jury found Oliver, 38, not guilty on two other counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting. They also rejected finding him guilty of manslaughter, which carries a lesser punishment than murder–20 years compared with up to life in prison.

This is a developing story.

Ex-Cop Roy Oliver Convicted in Murder of Jordan Edwards was originally published on newsone.com