Alabama jury deliberates fate of officer charged with murder

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A jury is deliberating in the trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder for shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head. Prosecutors argued Huntsville Officer William Darby had no reason to kill Jeffrey Parker while responding to a call after the 43-year-old man phoned 911 saying he was armed and planned to kill himself. A one-time colleague testified that Parker was talking to her and posed no immediate threat. But Darby told jurors he feared other officers could be hurt and fired after the man refused to put down his gun.

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