Thursday’s Morning Rush Video, 5 Facts: Closing arguments expected in Sandy, Perez trial

Morning Rush

The 5 Facts You Need to Know

1. Closing arguments are expected to begin Thursday in the murder trial for two former Albuquerque police officers, then the case will go the jury. Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy are facing murder charges for the shooting death of homeless camper James Boyd in the Foothills in 2014. Both testified in the trial, defending their actions and saying the shooting was justified because they were protecting a K-9 handler who was dangerously close to Boyd.

Full Story: Closing arguments expected Thursday in Sandy, Perez trial

2. Thursday, mostly sunny. Highs in the 70’s. Thursday night, clear. Lows in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s.

Video: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast 

3. The deadly Hurricane Matthew is headed towards the U.S. after claiming the lives of more than 20 people. More than 2 million people are being urged to leave parts of Florida, South Carolina and Georgia, all declaring a state of emergency with National Guard troops already on the ground. The storm could be a Category 4 when it hits the U.S.

Full story: Nearly 2M urged to evacuate as Matthew edges towards US

4. Police are searching for two women who they hope could crack the case of the West Mesa murders wide open. Police released these pictures two women, the photos were found on a homemade tape belonging to Lorenzo Montoya, a man who was killed by a prostitute’s boyfriend after Montoya strangled the woman inside his home. Police say these women could provide solid evidence connecting him or clearing him of the crime.

Full story: Police release photos to help solve West Mesa murders

5. An Albuquerque boy is taking on a huge challenge. Turner Liotta, 9, wants to become the youngest person to hit the highest points of all 50 states by 2019. He’s already reached the highest point in 13 states. The family is hoping to get sponsors because some of the major mountains will require guides.

Full story: Albuquerque boy climbs high hoping to break record

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