One of the six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case has opted for a bench trial. He was the driver of the van in which Gray suffered a fatal neck injury, and he has decided to put his in the hands of a judge instead of a jury.
FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports:
Officer Caesar Goodson has opted for a bench trial, which means Judge Barry Williams alone will decide his fate. This, after fellow officer Edward Nero was acquitted of misdemeanor charges by Williams after a bench trial last month.
Goodson faces the most serious charges of any of the officers accused in the death of Gray. A second-degree depraved-heart murder conviction could send him to prison for 30 years.
Officer William Porter, whose case ended in a hung jury in December, will be retried. Gray's death led to riots in Baltimore and helped propel the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.