Judge's decision in Christopher Schurr preliminary examination expected Monday
Announcement comes after two days of testimony.
A judge will wait until Monday to decide whether a former Grand Rapids Police Officer charged with second degree murder will stand trial.
Christopher Schurr faces life in prison in the shooting death of Congolese Immigrant Patrick Lyoya during a traffic stop on April 4th
Since Thursday morning, both his defense team and the Kent County Prosecutors’ Office have called numerous witnesses to the stand during Shurr’s preliminary examination,
The Defense argued Friday that Schurr followed proper use-of-force policies during the traffic stop.
The prosecution argued during the examination that Schurr used excessive force during the arrest and should have deescalated the situation before firing his weapon.
Body worn camera and cell phone video played during the examination both showed Lyoya and Schurr fighting for control over the officer’s taser. The struggle ended when Shurr shot Lyoya in the head.
On Friday, Kent County Circuit Court Judge Nicolas Ayoub announced, he would take the weekend before ruling whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.
The announcement is scheduled for 10AM Monday morning.