Defense attorney: Client murdered Calif. cop

Man accused of killing Officer Ryan Bonaminio after the officer slipped and fell


By Richard K. De Atley
The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An attorney representing the man charged with beating and shooting a Riverside police officer told jurors Monday that "Earl Ellis Green murdered Officer Ryan Bonaminio."

The courtroom, which was packed with Bonaminio's family and friends, remained quiet when Gail O'Rane, a deputy capital defender representing Green, made the surprising admission during opening statements.

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