Verdict Announced in Cop Killing Case

Alex Charfauros found guilty of second degree murder

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    A man who was accused of playing an integral role in the murder of a San Diego police officer has been found guilty of second degree murder on Friday.

    Alex Charfauros was accused of murder in the 2010 shooting death of police San Diego Police Officer Chris Wilson.

    Jurors Hear From Defendant's Child in Murder Trial

    [DGO] Jurors Hear From Defendant's Child in Murder Trial
    Jurors heard a recorded jail conservation between defendant Alex Charfauros and his 10-year-old daughter. Charfauros is accused of murder, in the shooting death of police officer Chris Wilson. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013)

    Wilson, 50, died from a gunshot wound to the head. An investigation revealed the fatal shot was fired by one of two other suspects who had barricaded themselves in a bedroom of the apartment on South Meadowbrook Drive.

    Charfauros did not fire the shot that killed Wilson, but prosecutors claim Charfauros lied to police after he was pulled from the apartment. They said Charfauros did not tell officers who was in the apartment and the potential danger awaiting law enforcement.

    Daughter, 10, Testifies in Murder Trial

    [DGO]Daughter, 10, Testifies in Murder Trial
    A 10-year-old girl testified against her father Alex Charfauros, who is accused of playing a role in the murder of a San Diego police officer. Prosecutors says he's guilty because he lied to police about the dangers inside. (Published Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013)

    Jurors decided that Charfauros was partially responsible for Wilson’s death.

    "He wouldn’t lift a finger, he wouldn’t speak a word to save anyone,” prosecutor Michael Runyon told jurors Monday.

    Testimony from the trial ranged from emotional to gruesome. Charfauros’s 10-year-old daughter testified, and other witnesses described in-depth detail of the shootout.

    Charfauros is now facing 25 years to life in prison for Wilson's death, and 7 years to life for the attempted murder of the other four officers present during the shooting -- totaling a maximum of 53 years. He will be sentenced later this year.

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