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Zameer trial: Judge to continue instructions to jury [Video]

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The judge presiding over the trial of a man accused of fatally running over a Toronto police officer is telling jurors the possible verdicts they may reach based on the evidence in the case.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy says there are four possible verdicts in the trial of Umar Zameer: first-degree murder, the lesser included offences of second-degree murder or manslaughter, or not guilty of any offence.

She says that in order to find Zameer guilty of murder, jurors must find beyond a reasonable doubt that he intentionally ran over Det. Const. Jeffrey Northrup.

Whether it is first- or second-degree murder depends on whether jurors believe beyond a reasonable doubt that Zameer knew Northrup was a police officer acting in the course of his duties.

Under law, the murder of a police officer acting in the course of their duties is automatically first-degree, so long as the person …

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