Murder trial of former Franklin County deputy continues into second week
The murder trial of a former Franklin County Sheriff's deputy charged with murder after he shot and killed a man in 2020 continued Monday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
The jury heard from a gun expert, first responders and saw footage from a Minerva Park police officer's body camera.
Minerva Park police officer Sean Pinney testified about the footage his body camera picked up in the moments after the now-retired deputy, Michael Jason Meade, shot and killed Casey Goodson Jr. at his North Linden home. Pinney said the scene was chaotic.
The images show police officers swarming around the North Linden home. Many, including Meade, were working nearby on a U.S. Marshals task force for a completely separate case.
The video captures some of the first comments Meade made after the shooting and the sounds of Goodson's family grieving outside the house.
Meade tells another cop at the scene that Goodson came out of his car with his gun in his hand and went into the house. Meade doesn't say in the video that he saw Goodson waving the gun around or that he pointed it at him, which is part of his defense that the shooting was justified. Prosecutors and Goodson's family say he was carrying a bag of sandwiches and was wearing ear buds, which made him oblivious to Meade.
The court also heard from a paramedic that transported Goodson to the hospital, several Columbus police officers who worked the case and Caleb Worley, a CPD forensic gun expert.
Worley described how the guns involved in the incident work and what kind of shape they were in after Goodson was shot. Both were in working order and Goodson's gun had the safety on, Worley said.