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Defense rests in trial of four people accused of helping cop killer; closing arguments set for Wednesday

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2010 at 11:56 am |
November 30, 2010 11:56 am

Jurors hearing the case against four people accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers could get the case Wednesday.

Defense attorneys representing Rickey Hinton, Douglas Davis, Eddie Davis and Letrecia Nelson rested this morning. Closing arguments are set for Wednesday morning.

Douglas Davis’ attorney, Kent Underwood, called five witnesses on his client’s behalf. John O’Melveny, who represents Eddie Davis, recalled Tacoma police detective Jennifer Quilio for some questions this morning.

Neither Philip Thornton, who represents Hinton, nor Keith MacFie, who represents Nelson, called any witnesses.

The defendants are accused of providing medical aid, transportation and other aid to Clemmons following the Nov. 29, 2009, shootings of Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens.

The trial began Nov. 8.

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