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Judge: Prosecutors should get report in officer's slaying

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered the defense to turn over to prosecutors background material on a man charged in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania police officer almost two years ago.

The Tribune-Review reports that defense attorneys had argued that their case would be damaged if prosecutors were given the report detailing reasons why the life of 31-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt should be spared should he be convicted in the November 2017 slaying of New Kensington officer Brian Shaw.

Attorney Tim Dawson said the report concluded that Holt has no mental health or intellectual disabilities, but aspects of his life and upbringing could persuade jurors to impose a life term.

Holt says he wasn't the one who fired the shots that killed Shaw following a traffic stop in New Kensington.


Information from: Tribune-Review,

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