CASE LAW UPDATE: First Somali police officer’s murder of Australian women reversed
Somali police officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed Australian woman when she called 911 to help a neighbor she thought was being raped. He was found not guilty of 2nd degree murder, but found guilty of 3rd degree depraved mine murder, and 2nd degree manslaughter. He has served about 28 months in prison. The Minnesota Supreme Court just reversed his 3rd degree depraved mind murder conviction, on the grounds that it requires a generalized indifference to human life, not a focus on one person, and he was focused on one person. He will thus be released from prison before serving even 2 1/2 years for murdering Justine Damond.
State v. Noor, A19-1089, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.