Closing arguments given in MTA bus driver murder trial

Lawyers delivered their closing arguments to a judge today in the case of a Brooklyn man who allegedly killed an MTA bus driver in Nov.

BROOKLYN - Lawyers delivered their closing arguments to a judge today in the case of a Brooklyn man who allegedly killed an MTA bus driver in Nov. 2008.

According to prosecutors, 22-year-old Horace Moore stabbed Edwin Thomas, a seven-year veteran of the MTA, at least three times in the chest while he was driving his B46 bus in Bed-Stuy.

Officials say the stabbing happened after Moore was denied a free transfer.

Moore's attorney says he did not intend to kill the 46-year-old and is fighting for a manslaughter charge. Thomas's family and other city bus drivers say they hope a murder charge will set an example and give other drivers more protection.

The judge is expected to make a decision in the case Thursday morning.

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