Freddie Gray Case Update: Judge Rules Porter Will Have to Testify in Goodson’s Trial

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Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R),
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R),

Officer William Porter won’t go back on trial until June, but it looks like he will be back in a courtroom before then.

According to WBAL-TV, Porter will be compelled to testify during the trial of ¬†another police officers who were charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Porter is expected to be called by prosecutors in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., which begins Monday, and the trial of Alicia White. Porter’s attorneys filed a motion to squash the subpeona ordering him to testify, but Judge Barry Williams denied it.

Also on Wednesday, Williams once again denied a motion by defense attorneys to move the trial of an officer out of Baltimore. He also ruled that the jury in Goodson’s trial will not be sequestered.

Goodson, who drove the van that transported Gray around West Baltimore on April 12 during which he suffered a severe spinal injury, faces the most serious charge in connection with the case of second degree depraved heart murder. Jury selection is set to begin Monday. Porter’s trial ended with a hung jury, but prosecutors will look to retry him in June.

 



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