MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WCCO)- Court documents show that Mohamed Noor, who was recently convicted in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, is seeking an acquittal.
The documents show ex-Minneapolis Police Department officer Noor’s defense team seeking a full acquittal on the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges a jury found Noor guilty of weeks ago.
Noor’s lawyers argue that insufficient evidence existed to sustain the verdicts the jury reached.
“As far as subjective evidence that Mr. Noor acted with conscious disregard of the risk his conduct created, there is simply no evidence to support this finding,” the filing reads. “There is insufficient evidence that he acted with a depraved mind.”
Noor was being held at Minnesota’s only maximum security prison as he awaits sentencing. Noor was slated to be sentenced on June 7.