Deputies testify about sergeant's death

LEBANON, Ohio - Testimony Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of killing a Warren County deputy in a high speed chase focused on the suspect's alleged erratic driving.

Deputy Troy Black testified that Sergeant Brian Dulle was not just a co-worker. Dulle was the best man in Black's wedding.

Black testified that he too was part of the chase to stop a suspect in a stolen car on May 10, 2011.

Investigators say Dulle was putting out stop sticks when he was killed by Marcus Isreal on U.S. 42 at Utica Road in Turtlecreek Township.

Black says he was the first to spot Marcus Israel, who walking down the street. Black had already seen the crash scene and told Israel to raise his hands and get to the ground.

Black explained why he didn't touch Israel.

"The emotion that I was going through and what I had seen. It was best for me not to, best for someone else."

Video from Black's cruiser was shown to jurors. They also watched the video recorded from the cruiser of Clearcreek Township Officer Daniel Morgan. It shows the chase reaching speeds up to 130 mph.

Morgan testified about the moment he arrived at the spot where Dulle died.

"I was standing over Sergeant Dulle and there are other deputies surrounding him. The only thing I remember was Lieutenant Hatfield reached down and touched Brian's shoulder."

Israel's attorney says his client admits he was driving the car that hit Dulle but says he should not be convicted of murder. He says it should be a lower charge because Israel did not set out to kill Dulle.

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