Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A black man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her male friend in a shotgun rampage has urged a jury to find him guilty so he could be back in prison in time to watch a football match

Nathan Burris, 49, who is representing himself in his trial in Martinez, California, snapped his fingers as he asked the jury to speed up so he could get back for the Monday night game. Burris, a truck and shuttle driver stands accused of shooting Deborah Ross, and her friend Ersie Everette III, at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza, in San Francisco Bay, California, in August 2009. Giggling and smiling, Burris, who has a speech impediment, cursed the people he killed as members of the victims' family looked on.

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