DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Judge John O'Donnell ended Wednesday listening to arguments from the defense and prosecution over what is known as a Rule 29 motion.
is basically a rule that the state had not proven it's case and the defendant wants the charges dropped.
The case in question is against Officer Michael Brelo.
Officer Brelo is accused in the November 29, 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a lengthy police chase and shooting. He's charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Williams and Russell, both unarmed, were gunned down in the Heritage Middle School parking lot in East Cleveland at the end of the chase. A group of 13 officers fired 137 shots. Prosecutors say
fired 49 of those shots.
Since there is no court Thursday and Friday, Judge O'Donnell will make his decision when the bench trial resumes Monday morning. Officer Brelo wanted a judge to decide his fate instead of a jury.