Judge OK's 2nd degree murder charge against Noor

Prosecutors allege Noor intended to kill Justine Damond when he shot

Adam Carter
December 07, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Jeff Wheeler Minneapolis Star Tribune

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A Hennepin County Judge is allowing prosecutors to add an additional charge of second-degree murder to the case of the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Damond last year.

In a ruling filed Friday, Judge Kathryn Quaintance said prosecutors may add a second-degree inentional murder change to their complaint against now-former police officer Mohamed Noor.  He was already charged with second-degree manslaugter and third-degree murder.

In July of 2017, Noor shot and killed Damond through the window of the squad car he was a passenger in.  Damond had called police to her South Minneapolis neighborhood after she believed she'd heard an assault. 

Noor's trial is scheduled to begin in April of 2019.