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BALTIMORE – Prosecutors will call more witnesses to the stand to try and prove that a police van driver committed second-degree murder when he allegedly took a 25-year-old black man, who was handcuffed and shackled, for a "rough ride."
Officer Caesar Goodson's trial in the death of Freddie Gray began Thursday.
Gray died April 19, 2015, a week after his neck was broken in Goodson's wagon.
Prosecutors say Goodson intentionally meant to hurt Gray by not buckling him into a seat belt and speeding, running a stop sign and making a sharp turn.
Goodson's defense attorneys say the rough ride never happened and that Gray's injuries were self-inflicted when the man stood up inside a moving vehicle.