The attack on Nguyen that night was “an unprovoked ambush. That’s what it was.”
He also refuted any notion Labarge threatened or intimated any witness.
“Big bad Trooper Labarge,” he said sarcastically, adding the job of a police investigator requires pressure and a push for the truth. There is “no plan to frame these guys for no reason,” he said.
“They are cowards the way they treated that man,” Gubitose said.
Jurors only deliberated for about 30 minutes yesterday before they were dismissed for the day and the courthouse closed. They will resume deliberations today.
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