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Kerrick trial: From jury selection to jury deliberations

Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick
Jonathan Ferrell Jonathan Ferrell

As the jury deliberates in the trial of CMPD officer Randal “Wes” Kerrick, WBTV is looking back at how we got to this point in the trial. 

On July 20, the trial officially got underway with jury selection. Nine days later, we had a full jury, including 4 alternates. 

It was not until August 3, when opening statements were heard, that emotions started to pour out into the courtroom. That same day, the prosecution called its first witnesses. Jonathan Ferrell's sister and fiancé testified. 

PHOTOS: Click here to see photos from the trial

August 5, people were on the edge of their seats in the courtroom. The dashcam video was played for the very first time. The video showed Jonathan Ferrell running toward officer Kerrick and then out of view.

RAW VIDEO: Click here for the full dashcam video

On August 11, the state rested its case. The defense also called its first witnesses and the jury started hearing about Kerrick’s positive prior performance reviews. That testimony came form other CMPD officers. 

August 13, Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick took the stand in his own defense. The next morning he faced several hours of grueling cross examination from the prosecution. 

WATCH KERRICK'S TESTIMONY: Day One: Part 1 | Day One: Part 2 | Day One: Part 3 | Day One: Part 4 | Day Two: Part 1 | Day Two: Part 2 | Day Two: Part 3 | Day Two: Part 4 | Day Two: Part 5 | Day Two: Part 6 | State cross-examines Kerrick

This week, the defense rested its case. 

Tuesday, closing arguments led into the start of jury deliberations.

RAW VIDEO OF CLOSING ARGUMENTS: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5


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