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N.C. Police Officer Won't Be Retried for Killing



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    Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick listens during closing arguments, Tuesday, Aug.18, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of former Florida A&M football player Jonathan Ferrell in September of 2013.

    The North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed former college football player in 2013 won't be retried, an official said Friday, a week after a judge declared a mistrial in the case, NBC News reported. 

    Randall "Wes" Kerrick, 29, killed Jonathan Ferrell, 24, after a traffic accident on Sept. 14, 2013, and was accused of voluntary manslaughter. Kerrick is white; Ferrell was black.

    Prosecutors argued Kerrick should have used nonlethal force to subdue Ferrell, a former defensive back for Florida A&M, after Ferrell climbed out of his wrecked car and dragged himself to a nearby house to get help. The woman in the house called 911 to report a possible break-in.