No verdict yet in trooper's fatal use of Taser

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DETROIT (AP) -- Jurors have gone home after a brief period of deliberations in the trial of a former Michigan State Police trooper who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teen.
Damon Grimes crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died after he was shot with a Taser in Detroit in 2017. Mark Bessner says he believed the 15-year-old was armed during a chase. But Grimes wasn't carrying a weapon.
Jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday and discussed the case for an hour. They will return Wednesday to Wayne County court.
It's the second trial for Bessner. His first trial last fall ended without a unanimous verdict.
The prosecutor urged jurors to convict Bessner, saying there wasn't a "lick of common sense" in firing a Taser at a boy riding an all-terrain vehicle.
Defense attorney Richard Convertino says the ATV was in poor condition and Bessner feared for his safety.