Accused cop killer's second trial goes to jury

The fate of accused cop killer Lee Woods is now in the hands of a jury.Woods is being tried for the second time in the

BROOKLYN - The fate of accused cop killer Lee Woods is now in the hands of a jury.

Woods is being tried for the second time in the slaying of police Detective Russel Timoshenko. His first trial was declared a mistrial after a juror got sick and Woods refused to allow an alternate to take over.

Prosecutors told jurors in closing arguments Thursday that Woods was part of a team of three men who acted in concert to kill two police officers to avoid arrest for driving a stolen vehicle with illegal weapons inside.

Woods is the third man accused in the killing of Timoshenko and the attempted killing of Detective Herman Yan during a 2007 traffic stop. Dexter Bostic was found guilty on all charges, including aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Robert Ellis was acquitted of murder and attempted murder, but found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon.

The shooting broke out after the men were stopped by Timoshenko and Han on July 9, 2007 in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Woods has maintained that he was only driving the vehicle and took no part in the shooting. His attorney has argued that there is no evidence to the contrary.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
At least one person was injured after a 2 FDNY: 1 injured after 2-alarm fire breaks out at Brooklyn building
Dozens of senior citizens at an East New 3 Mini horses stir up spirits at nursing home
The tree fell on tracks that carry the 4 Tree falls on tracks at Parkside Avenue train station
5 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE