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Jamie Hood trial: Jurors hear slain officer's final moments

ATHENS, Ga. (WXIA) – The jury in the Jamie Hood death penalty trial listened to the final moments of a fallen officer's life on Friday.


Hood, who is defending himself, is accused of fatally shooting Athens-Clarke County Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian and wounding Officer Tony Howard in March 2011.

Hood was suspected in a carjacking and kidnapping earlier in the day.

In testimony Friday, jurors heard from a longtime police dispatcher who heard Christian's final words and immediately knew what had happened.

"I'm shot, Central, I'm shot!" Christian could be heard exclaiming on the radio. "Oh, my God!"

Hood has admitted to shooting both officers, but he says his actions were justified.

Prosecutors have spent much of their time trying to prove that Christian wasn't a threat at all to Hood.


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