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Testimony begins in Brandrup trial


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Wednesday morning testimony began in the trial of Adam Brandrup. He's the man accused of killing a Rochester man in a downtown alley in 2008.

Brandrup is charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of 42-year old Muhadin Mumin outside Club Amsterdam in October of 2008.

Jurors heard testimonies from seven witnesses Wednesday for the prosecution. Attorney Martinson is the prosecuting Attorney and explained to the jury how vital time is in regards to this case.

Martinson said, quote "12 ticks of the clock had devastating effects on Mumin."

On the other side, Attorney Bruno is defending Brandrup. In his opening statements he focused on the fact that while Brandrup may have punched Mumin in self-defense, it did not kill him.

Two coroners, one from Olmsted and another from Dakota county performed an autopsy on Mumin. They did conclude that none of the injuries he sustained were life-threatening.

Attorney Bruno said the Dakota County Attorney stated Mumin's death was not a homicide, in fact it may have been arrhythmia, caused by the alcohol and cocaine in Mumin's system at the time of death. Attorney Martinson said he hopes the trail will wrap up early next week.


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