Pa. fatal shooting trial goes to jury


By Jerome L. sherman
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Related: Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

PITTSBURGH — Attorney Geoffrey Fieger angrily accused two Pennsylvania state police troopers of lying about the shooting of 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe during his closing arguments yesterday in federal court. He asked a jury to award the boy's family as much as $55 million.

An attorney for Trooper Samuel Nassan and Cpl. Juan Curry countered that the pair had accurately described what happened in Uniontown on Dec. 24, 2002, and used justifiable force against Michael, who had been unarmed but was running from a stolen car.

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