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LA Times – Fullerton officers’ trial in death of homeless man begins Monday

Homeless man Kelly Thomas died in July 2011 after a beating by police in Fullerton.

…an Orange County jury will be asked to render its own verdict on the incident that July night when a routine encounter between police and Thomas escalated into violence that left the mentally ill homeless man in a coma and dead five days later.

Former Fullerton officer Manuel Ramos, 39, is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Former Cpl. Jay Cicinelli, 41, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force.

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