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Cope trial: Last moments of Prunty's life described

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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

Tearful reflection and a description of the last moments of a police officer's life wrap up a full day of testimony at the capital murder trial of Christopher Cope.

Sgt. Timothy Prunty was gunned down while outside a Circle K in southwest Shreveport. Cope is charged with his murder.

On Friday, Caddo Coroner Todd Thoma testified that Prunty bled to death, and that one of the five bullets severed an artery just behind his knee.

Cope's defense attorney, Bruce Whitaker, told jurors that Cope's behavior that night was inexcusable, but it did not rise to the level of capital punishment.

Testimony is expected to continue on Saturday, day three of the trial, starting at 9:30 a.m.

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