Manslaughter Trial: Judge deliberates Officer Michael Brelo's fate

Manslaughter Trial: Judge deliberates Officer Michael Brelo's fate
Closing statements in Officer Brelo trial. (Source: WOIO)
Closing statements in Officer Brelo trial. (Source: WOIO)
Judge John O'Donnell's courtroom. (Source: WOIO)
Judge John O'Donnell's courtroom. (Source: WOIO)

Cleveland Police Officer's fate is now in the hands of a Cuyahoga County judge.

Michael Brelo is on trial for two counts of aggravated manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Both were shot to death after a high-speed chase.

Brelo waived his right to a jury trial, opting instead for a bench trial. The decision means Judge John O'Donnell will have the sole say in his guilt or innocence.

Testimony wrapped up Friday and closing arguments concluded Tuesday.

Judge O'Donnell hasn't set an exact date on when he will make his ruling, but he has said it will not be before May 15.

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