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Man Not Guilty of Homicide After Crashing into Off-Duty Police Officer

A man had been charged in Philadelphia with Homicide by Vehicle and Involuntary Manslaughter after he was involved in a car accident that left an off-duty Philadelphia police officer dead. According the philly.com article, the officer was riding a bike towards the man's vehicle when the officer was struck and killed. While it sounds like a relatively straight forward and simple case, the prosecution took four days to present all of its evidence. After the prosecution told the judge that it rested, meaning that it had presented all of its evidence, the man's Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer felt that the prosecution had failed to present sufficient evidence and asked the judge to issue a judgment of acquittal.