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Cop-Killer Suspect Won’t Testify in His Trial

Christopher Matlosz
Townsquare Media NJ

The 20-year-old man charged with murdering a Lakewood police officer a year ago has declined to take the stand in his own defense.

After the prosecution rested its case Tuesday against Jahmell Crockam, his lawyer told the judge Crockam would not testify. Defense lawyer Mark Fury declined to call any witnesses.

Crockam allegedly shot Patrolman Christopher Matlosz three times while Matlosz was behind the wheel of his police cruiser on Jan. 14, 2011. Prosecutors say Crockam knew he had outstanding arrest warrants and killed the officer to avoid going to prison.

Crockam’s lawyer maintains there’s no reliable evidence linking his client to the killing.

Closing arguments will be made on Wednesday. The jury could start deliberating by the end of the week.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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