- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

DENVER (AP) - A lawyer for a former Uber driver charged with murder in the killing of a passenger in Denver urged jurors to acquit him because prosecutors didn’t disprove his claim that he shot the man in self-defense.

In closing arguments in Michael Hancock’s trial Tuesday, lawyer Johnna Stuart said Hancock took out his gun after Hyun (Huhn) Kim pulled him by his long hair as he tried to jump out of his still rolling car after an altercation on Interstate 25 last year.

Prosecutors told jurors that the evidence didn’t back up Hancock’s self-defense claim, including that he didn’t suffer any serious injuries. They also pointed out that Hancock admitted to putting his knife in Kim’s hands after shooting him.

Jurors are scheduled to start deliberations Wednesday.

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