Minnesota ex-officer’s prison term cut in shooting death of Australian woman

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(Reuters) -Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor drew a reduced sentence of 57 months in prison – the maximum possible for manslaughter – after his murder conviction in the 2017 shooting death of an Australian woman was overturned last month. The resentencing followed a Sept. 15 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling to vacate Noor’s third-degree murder conviction and order that he be resentenced on a lesser charge of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk, 40, who called police on the night of July 15, 2017, after hearing a woman scream near her home. Lawyers for Noor, a…

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