The former Minnesota cop convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed Australian bride-to-be has proposed a bizarre sentence to “honor” her.
Mohamed Noor, 33, filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to lock him up for weeklong stints that overlap with 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s birthday and the anniversary of her death, according to news station KSTP.
For the duration of his probation, Noor would turn himself in for two weeks a year at a low-security correctional facility workhouse, according to the motion. He also proposed that he perform community service.
“This sentence honors the memory of Ms. Ruszczyk and allows Mr. Noor to continue to serve the city,” the lawyers wrote. “Just as importantly, it mandates that Mr. Noor will continue to consider his action and the great loss they caused.”
Noor is set to be sentenced Friday for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 death.
Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the US and Australia, had called 911 to report a possible rape near her Minneapolis home.
Noor and his partner were responding to Ruszczyk Damond’s call when she approached the squad car to speak to the other officer.
He testified he fired at the woman because he heard a loud bang on the driver’s door and wanted to protect his partner’s life.
His lawyers have previously argued he should receive no prison time, citing his lack of criminal history.