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He shot an 18-year-old in the back of the head. A jury couldn’t decide if it was murder

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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Eddie F. Gonzalez, 51, sits with lead attorney Michael Schwartz, right, and co-counsel during his trial this month in Long Beach. Throughout the one-week trial of Eddie Gonzalez, prosecutors painted the former Long Beach school officer as a wannabe cop who wildly overreacted to a minor fight between girls and turned it into a lethal situation. Gonzalez’s attorneys — defending him for shooting 18-year-old Manuela “Mona” Rodriguez in the back of the head as she fled the scene of the incident — called the 2021 killing a “tragedy, but not...

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