4 witnesses take stand as trial continues for Phoenix officer Richard Chrisman

PHOENIX - Monday was a busy day in the trial of a former Phoenix police officer accused of murder on the job, as the jury heard from four different witnesses.

The jury in the trial of Richard Chrisman heard from several workers with the Phoenix Police Department who took pictures and examined evidence in the case.

Workers testified they found the victim's blood on Chrisman's pants and boots after the shooting, implying the two were fairly close to each other.

Chrisman's attorney argues Chrisman felt like he had no other choice than to shoot the victim. During the trial, Chrisman's attorney showed pictures of a weapon inside the home, as well as a large number of bullets.

But on Monday, the prosecution told the jury Chrisman never actually saw the bullets, because they were found in a bedroom he never went into.

Testimony wrapped up just after 4 p.m. Monday, with both sides set to return Tuesday morning.

It's unclear how many more witnesses the state plans to call, but Chrisman is expected to take the stand when the state rests.
 

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