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Evidence in homeless man's death to air in courtProsecutors will make the case for charging 2 police officers in death of Calif. homeless man
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) ' A judge will weigh whether there's enough evidence to proceed with a trial for two California police officers charged with the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man.
The incident was captured on video by a bystander's cell-phone and provoked an outcry by residents,
Prosecutors are expected to lay out their case against Officer Manuel Ramos and Cpl. Jay Cicinelli at a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday in Superior Court in Santa Ana.
Prosecutors say the officers are responsible for the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas after a beating during an investigation of reported car burglaries at a Fullerton transit hub in July.
Ramos has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Cicinelli has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and excessive force.
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