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Fallen cop's mother overcome by colleague's testimony

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The trial continues for the man accused of murder in the death of a Wilmington police officer last year. Today jurors heard from several officers including the sergeant who checked Ofc. Richard Matthews's pulse before he died.

In day four of Anthony Pierce's murder trial, several police officers took the stand including Sgt. Kurt Stansbury. He told jurors he was on his way to help in the chase when he heard on the dispatch radio that one of his fellow officers has crashed.

When Stansbury arrived at the scene of the crash he rushed to Matthews's patrol car. Stansbury said he saw Matthews with his eyes closed and hands in his lap. He then checked for a pulse. Stansbury told the jury it was fluttering. Choking up on the witness stand, Stansbury said he tried talking to Matthews saying, "Come on, Rich. Hang on," but he got no response.

Stansbury's testimony was too much for Matthews's mother. She stormed out of the courtroom and had to compose herself before going back in.

Late this afternoon the jury was shown dash cam video from Matthews's police car.

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Anthony Pierce Trial

I feel as if Mr.Anthony Pierce should not be charged with officer matthews murder because of the simple fact that Mr.Pierce had stopped way before Mr.Mattews had hit the tree.The officers on duty should have told Mr.Matthews that they had stopped Mr. Pierce and not only that Mr. Matthews was speeding over 100 miles. By this being said Free Mr.Anthony Pierce

Yeah Right!

Monique dear, your buddy is a gun-toting, drug dealing, convicted felon!! Even if he is not found guilty of this crime, he should be spending years behind bars for all of his actions leading up to the officer's death. Do you have a remote with your arm-chair quarterbacking? Simply said, it is easy now to say what should have happened. But, the officer would still be alive if this convicted felon would not have ran, PERIOD!!!!!

He should

He should get everything the judge and jury can give him times 10,000. Pierce is a drug dealer and a murderer plain and simple.

pierce trial

yes Pierce had stopped but that does not mean the danger was over. the traffic stop itself is just as dangerous as the chase. the officers already knew they were throwing large amounts of drugs out of the window. where there are drugs there are guns. Matthews was going that fast to help out his fellow officer and friend. they were all put in that position by Pierce.