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Christopher Schurr legal team set for 'informational conference'

Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr stops to talk with a resident in 2015 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Emily Rose Bennett
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The Grand Rapids Press via AP
Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr stops to talk with a resident in 2015 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Judge ruled in October there was probable cause to send case to jury trial

The Defense team of former Grand Rapids Police Officer Christopher Schurr will meet with a judge and prosecutors this week after a judge ruled in October to send the case to trial.

Schurr is charged with 2nd Degree Murder for shooting Congolese Immigrant Patrick Lyoya during a traffic stop on April 4th.

During a preliminary hearing two weeks ago, District Court Judge Nicholas Ayoub ruled that there was “little doubt” that Lyoya’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head inflicted by the defendant.”

The only real debatable question Judge Ayoub said, was whether Mr. Schurr’s “actions were justified under the law,” which he ruled, should be left up to a jury to decide.

Before jury selection begins, an "informational conference" at the 17th Circuit Court in Grand Rapids is set for Tuesday.

Schurr faces life in prison with the possibility of parole if convicted.

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