A self-explanatory, 33-minute-long video footage shown in a California courtroom revealed the last few minutes of Kelly Thomas’s consciousness. The 37-year-old homeless man was beaten to death last year, by the CA police officers.
Officers involved in the May 5, 2011 incident were Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli; they’re to be ordered to stand trial. The video was showed in the Santa Anna courtroom this Monday in which several Fullerton, California cops would be seen beating the 37-year-old homeless man; to death.
It was the first day of a preliminary hearing in the tragic incident and the same will go on to determine evidence for Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli; to stand trial. Following the incident, Ramos was charged with second-degree murder while Cicinelli faced involuntary manslaughter charges.
None of the officers however, have pleaded guilty. Judge Walter Schwarz ordered for the film to be paused momentarily; so that some of the spectators could be excused; to compose themselves. Shirtless Kelly Thomas was questioned by cops following a call of car break-ins.
Discovered by the two accused officers, poor Thomas was assaulted by Ramos and other fellow officers while he walked away from them after being questioned. Officers evidently used batons, Tasers and even fists and eventually; the poor victim would be seen lying on the floor, completely motionless.
When brought to a local hospital, the bloodied, unconscious Thomas was unable to move, talk or even breathe freely. The doctors determined that the victim had suffered multiple broken face-bones. He had several cracked ribs as well as a crushed thorax. Put on life support for five days; Thomas passed away at hospital.