Defense attorneys acknowledge Christopher Johnson fatally shot Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove. But they say Johnson was too drunk to form the intent to kill.
Investigators say Johnson had poached a deer before Grove pulled him over in Freedom Township near Gettysburg in November 2010. A passenger testified that Johnson vowed he wouldn't go back to prison before the shootout that left Grove dead and Johnson wounded.
Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder conviction, which could carry the death penalty. Defense lawyers argued for third-degree murder, which could mean a possible 40-year sentence.
The defense rested Monday without calling Johnson to testify. The jury is expected to begin deliberating Tuesday.
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