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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 07:35 PM
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7. Trooper testifies he punched murder suspect Carpio


Trooper testifies he punched murder suspect Carpio

07:17 PM EDT on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

BY GREGORY SMITH
Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE -- A state trooper testified today that he punched Esteban Carpio in the face three times because he feared the suspect in the murder of Detective Sgt. James L. Allen only hours before was armed and dangerous.

"I struck him because he was trying to strike me. And I thought he had a weapon,'' State Police Detective Chistopher Zarrella said in Superior Court today from the witness stand in Carpios murder trial.

Zarrella said that Carpio continued to struggle after the beating, but not as forcefully.

Until today, the police hadnt publicly acknowledged punching Carpio during the apprehension. The public never knew who injured Carpio the night of the arrest.

According to today's testimony, Zarrella broke bones in Carpio's face.
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