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Jury reaches ‘trial result’ on Daunte Wright murder

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The jury began deliberation on Monday. Results will be read in court between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. CST.

Potter, 49, says she wants to use her Taser with Wright, not her gun. She was charged with first and second degree manslaughter. If found guilty of the most serious offences, she would face a sentence of about seven years under state guidelines, though prosecutors said they would pursue further.

Prosecutor Erin Eldridge argued Monday that Potter had made “a mistake of epic proportions” and did not have a “license to kill.”

However, Potter’s attorney Earl Gray countered in the closing argument that the former Brooklyn Center employee made an honest mistake by pulling out a handgun instead of her Taser and that Wright’s shooting was not a matter of fact. a crime.

Potter, who is white, says she wants to use her Taser on Wright, not her gun. She was charged with first and second degree manslaughter. If convicted of the most serious offences, Potter, 49, would face about seven years in prison under state guidelines, though prosecutors said they would pursue further.

Wright’s death sparked angry protests in Downtown Brooklyn just as nearby Minneapolis was competing with Derek Chauvin’s trial over the death of George Floyd.

Potter, who resigned two days after Wright’s death, testified Friday that she “didn’t want to hurt anyone” and that she was “sorry that it happened.”

Chu told jurors that the state did not need to prove Potter tried to kill Wright.

The judge said for first-degree manslaughter, prosecutors must prove that Potter caused Wright’s death while committing the crime of reckless handling of a firearm. This means they must demonstrate that she committed a conscious or intentional act while handling or using a weapon that posed a substantial or improper risk that she was aware of. and disinterested, and that she jeopardizes safety.

For second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors must prove she acted with reprehensible negligence, meaning she consciously caused death or major bodily harm.

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Bauer reports from Madison, Wisconsin.

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Find the full AP report on the Daunte Wright case: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-daunte-wright

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