Trial in police officer's 2015 death nearing end
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 is nearing its end.
Defense lawyers for Travis Boys wrapped up their case Thursday. New Orleans news outlets report that prosecution rebuttal witnesses and evidence were presented Friday, as prosecutors sought to counter defense lawyers' contention that Boys is mentally ill. Boys has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.
It was unclear whether state District Judge Karen Herman would have jurors deliberate Friday night or delay the start of deliberations until Saturday.
If convicted, Boys would serve life in prison for the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Holloway was shot in a police SUV in June 2015 as he was transporting Boys to jail after an earlier arrest.