Defense attorney: Client murdered Calif. cop
Man accused of killing Officer Ryan Bonaminio after the officer slipped and fell
By Richard K. De Atley
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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