The Guardian | August 19, 2015
The prosecution and defense painted very different pictures of police shooting victim Jonathan Ferrell during closing arguments on Tuesday in the voluntary manslaughter trial for the officer who killed him.
Randall “Wes” Kerrick, a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed Ferrell, an unarmed black man, who wrecked his car in a suburban neighborhood east of Charlotte and went to a stranger’s house seeking help in the early morning hours of 14 September 2013.
The Guardian | August 22, 2015
“It’s very disheartening, very anticlimactic and very frustrating,” said Charlotte resident Theresa McCormick-Dunlap of the mistrial announcement in the voluntary manslaughter case of a white North Carolina police officer who killed an unarmed black man in 2013.
McCormick-Dunlap was one of many supporters of the victim, Jonathan Ferrell, who held vigil in the Charlotte courtroom during the more than two-week trial of suspended Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick.