- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Attorneys for a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged in the shooting death of a man in 2013 have filed motions asking that the case be thrown out because key blood evidence has been destroyed.

George Laughrun confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that a motion had been filed, but he declined further comment.

WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported (https://bit.ly/1KMQRB6) the motion calls for the voluntary manslaughter charge against Randall Kerrick to be thrown out because the state failed to preserve samples of Jonathan Ferrell’s blood. The defense wanted to test the blood for specific drugs, but said there’s not enough blood left to perform independent tests.

The motion said Ferrell was acting erratically before he was shot.

An autopsy showed no evidence of alcohol or drugs in Ferrell’s system.


Information from: WSOC-TV, https://www.wsoctv.com

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