MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor urged the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman who had called 911 in 2017, saying a reversal would make it impossible to prosecute other officers on the same charge.

But defense attorney Caitlinrose Fisher argued that the Minnesota Court of Appeals erred in February when it affirmed Mohamed Noor's conviction. She argued that the language of Minnesota's third-degree murder statute, backed by case law, requires that a defendant's actions be directed at more than one person, and that the law is meant for cases such as indiscriminate killings.

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