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The Latest: Edwards family wanted more sentence for ex-cop

DALLAS – The Last on a white former police officer in Texas has been convicted for the murder of the duty is the death of an unarmed black teenager (all times are local):

10:45 pm

Family members of a black teenager killed by a white, former police officer, who was sentenced for murder to say that the juries of 15 years in jail is not long enough.

Charmaine Edwards, step-mother of the 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, said after the sentencing Wednesday night that Roy Oliver, “you see the life again, after 15 years, and that is not enough, because Jordan can’t see the life again.”

Oliver, who was on duty at the time of the 2017 shooting of Jordan Edwards, was convicted for the murder on Tuesday. His defense team said they already started the appeal process.

Daryl Washington, who is leading a civil case in the Edwards family has filed in the case, praised prosecutors for having the courage to bring a case against a police officer — but also said that the prison sentence should be longer.

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9:40 pm

A Dallas jury has a 15-year prison sentence for a white former police officer convicted of murder for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he left a house party last year.

Roy Oliver was sentenced Wednesday, a day after he was sentenced in 2017, the death of the 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. The ruling was an extremely rare convicted of murder for the shootings with the investigating officers.

Oliver faces between five and 99 years in prison. His lawyers are expected to appeal.

Oliver was a police officer in Balch Springs when he and his partner responded to reports of underage drinking. He darted into the car, and the transfer of five black teenagers leaving the party, killing Edwards.

Oliver says that he shot in the car, because he believed that his partner was in danger. His partner testified he did not believe that his life was threatened.

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4:35 pm

Judges are now determining the punishment for an ex-police officer convicted of murder for the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, during the service last year in a suburb of Dallas.

The Dallas County jury heard several hours of testimony Wednesday during the decisive phase of the trial for the ex-police officer Roy Oliver. He’s facing five to 99 years in prison. Prosecutors have asked for at least 60 years.

Oliver was sentenced Tuesday in the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was shot when Oliver fired into a car full of black teenagers leaving a house party in Balch Springs. Oliver was a local police officer at the time.

Oliver’s wife and his mother testified on his behalf, with the question members of the jury for leniency and to notice he had a 3-year-old son. But the ex-officer of the half-sister testified against him said they hoped he gets what he deserves.”

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3 hours

The wife of a former policeman convicted for murder after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager softly sobbed, while the witnesses at her husband’s sentencing hearing in Texas.

Ingrid Llerena spoke in Spanish, while the approach of members of the jury Wednesday that will decide the fate of her husband, former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver. He was sentenced Tuesday and faces five to 99 years in prison.

Llerena said, through an interpreter, that they are concerned about their 3-year-old son, who is autistic, and the boy’s future without his father at home. She asked the jury for leniency.

Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs Police shortly after he fatally shot the 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the suburb of Dallas.

Edwards was killed when Oliver fired his gun into a car full of black teenagers leaving a party. Oliver says that he feared the car was a danger to his partner.

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2 hours

The mother of a former policeman convicted of murder for the shooting of an unarmed black teenager asks Texas judges to impose a mild sentence.

Linda Oliver testified Wednesday during the decisive phase of the study for her son, ex-Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver.

He was sentenced Tuesday in 2017, the death of the 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Edwards was killed when Oliver fired his gun into a car full of teenagers leaving a party in the suburb of Dallas.

He is facing five to 99 years in prison.

Linda Oliver says that her 38-year-old son is a good man and devoted father and his young son. She asked members of the jury sentence him to the lowest allowable amount of prison time. She says that her grandson must be his father’s income and support.

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12 hours

Texas jury convicted a former police officer of murder in the death of a black, unarmed teenager will hear more testimony when the decisive phase of the process is resumed.

Wednesday is the second day of the decisive stage in the process of Roy Oliver. He was sentenced Tuesday for the 2017 murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Oliver was a police officer in Balch Springs when he shot into a car full of black teenagers as he drove away from a house party in the suburb of Dallas. Edwards was killed.

Oliver said that he feared that the car danger for his partner, but his partner says that he did not believe his life was ever in danger.

Jurors heard of Edwards’ father later Tuesday. He says that his son always had a smile on his face and dreamed of playing football in Alabama.

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