Former Texas Police Officer Jailed for 15 Years Over Killing Teen – Reports

© AP Photo / The Dallas Morning NewsFormer Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, middle, who is charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, listens to his defense attorneys Miles Brissette, left, and Jim Lane after the third day of his trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, middle, who is charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, listens to his defense attorneys Miles Brissette, left, and Jim Lane after the third day of his trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Texas jurors have sentenced former police officer Roy Oliver to 15 years in jail for murdering 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, the broadcaster WFAA reported.

The incident took place in 2017 in Balch Springs, Dallas County. Oliver responded to a call from a party and opened fire at a vehicle moving away from the site, hitting the unarmed Edwards in the head.

Former police officer Roy Oliver also received a fine of $10,000, WFAA said on August 29.

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Oliver explained his actions by saying that he feared for the life of his partner officer Tyler Gross. Gross, however testified that he felt no threats to his safety, and that car in question was driving away from the policemen.

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