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Kelly Thomas Trial Resumes After Holiday Break

Closing arguments may begin on Tuesday

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    Closing arguments could begin as early as Tuesday in the trial of two ex-Fullerton officers accused in the fatal beating of a mentally ill homeless man.

    Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic, was beaten in a struggle with officers during a call out at a Fullerton transportation center in 2011.

    Ex-Officer Manuel Ramos and former Cpl. Jay Cicnelli are being tried in the case.

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    Doctor: Kelly Thomas' Body Had Signs of Shock After Beating

    [LA] Doctor: Kelly Thomas' Body Had Signs of Shock After Beating
    Dr. Michael Lekawa testified in the trial against two ex-Fullerton officers accused in the fatal beating of Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic, who was beaten in a struggle with officers during a call out at a Fullerton transportation center in 2011. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2013.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013)

    Ramos is charged with second degree murder. Cicinelli is on trial for manslaughter and use of excessive force.

    Police went to the Fullerton Transportation Center the night of the beating, July 5, in response to a 911 call from the nearby Slidebar nightclub that someone was trying to break into cars outside the club.

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    Day Four in the Kelly Thomas Murder Case

    [LA] Day Four in the Kelly Thomas Murder Case
    Jurors in the Kelly Thomas beating case case saw pictures depicting the gruesome injuries inflicted on Thomas for the first time on Thursday while also hearing from the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy in the case. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013)

    An altercation involving six officers and Thomas resulted in Thomas being taken to a hospital on life support. Thomas died five days later.

    Investigators later determined Thomas was not responsible for the car break-in attempts.

    Joseph Wolfe, a third officer involved in the incident, faces charges in a separate trial.

    Jury Watches Kelly Thomas Beating Video

    [LA] Jury Watches Kelly Thomas Beating Video
    The jury in the trial of two former Fullerton police officers charged in the beating death of Kelly Thomas watched and listened Tuesday to the full encounter between Thomas and officers. Vikki Vargas reports from the courthouse in Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013)

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