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Trial to resume in game officer's 2010 killing

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 1, 2012 6:16 AM

Game-Warden-David-Grove.jpg(Gettysburg) -- The murder trial for a man who allegedly killed a Pennsylvania game commission officer after being pulled over for poaching is entering its second week.

Attorneys for Christopher Johnson acknowledge he fatally shot Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove but are trying to make the case he was too drunk to form the intent to kill.

Investigators say Johnson had poached a deer just before Grove pulled him and another man over near Gettysburg in November 2010. Johnson's passenger testified that Johnson vowed he wouldn't go back to prison before the shootout that left Grove dead and Johnson wounded.

Investigators say Johnson fired 15 shots during the gun battle. He could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

Testimony is set to resume Monday.

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