Jury Convicts Man in Aurora Officer's Slaying

Jury Convicts Man in Aurora Officer's Slaying
Brighton, Colorado (AP) - An Adams County jury has convicted a 29-year-old man of second-degree murder in the shooting of an Aurora police officer.
The verdict was handed up Thursday.
Jurors convicted Brian Allen Washington of first-degree murder.
Washington was charged with the 2006 death of 52-year-old Mike Thomas.
Thomas was in plainclothes and in his personal car when he was killed.
Washington's attorneys say he is mentally ill and didn't know Thomas was a police officer.
Prosecutors say Washington knew Thomas and thought the officer was following him.
Jurors deliberated two days.
It wasn't immediately known when Washington would be sentenced.


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