Only question facing court is whether accused shot BC police officer Crown

first_imgNEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A Crown prosecutor says a B.C. Supreme Court judge must only agree that Oscar Arfmann was the man who shot and killed an Abbotsford police officer in order to determine that he’s guilty of first-degree murder.Prosecutor Wendy Stephen told a B.C. Supreme Court trial in New Westminster that Const. John Davidson was responding to a report of a stolen vehicle when he was shot twice at close range by someone using a high-powered rifle.She says it’s clear that Davidson was killed in the line of duty, which is a criteria for first-degree murder, and that the killing was intentional.On top of that, Stephen says witness accounts, photos and video footage identify Arfmann as the man who killed Davidson.Arfmann, who has pleaded not guilty, leaned back in his chair with crossed arms as Stephen began her closing arguments in the trial by judge alone.Davidson had been with the Abbotsford police department for 11 years when he died on Nov. 6, 2017.Arfmann had been scheduled to testify in his own defence last week but his lawyer said he changed his mind.The Canadian Presslast_img read more