Noor proposes odd jail term for Damond murder

Los Angeles: The former Minneapolis police officer who shot dead Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk Damond has proposed an unusual sentence involving one week stints in a prison to "honour" her birthday and date of death.

Mohamed Noor, 33, faces a maximum 12.5-year prison sentence when he stands before Judge Kathryn Quantance in Minneapolis on Friday (Saturday AEST) after a jury convicted him in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Justine Damond, left, was killed by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, centre. Credit:AP

Noor suggests in a pre-sentence filing to the judge he turn himself in to a low-security correctional facility workhouse for a week on the date of Damond's death and the date of her birth for the duration of his probation.

He also asks for community service.

"This sentence honours the memory of Ms Rusczcyk and allows Mr Noor to continue to serve the city," Noor's lawyers, Thomas Plunkett and Peter Wold, wrote in their memorandum to the judge.

"Just as importantly, it mandates that Mr Noor will continue to consider his action and the great loss they caused."

If Judge Quantance does not agree Noor suggests he be sentenced to a prison term of one year and one day.

Prosecutors are yet to announce their suggested sentence.

Noor shot Damond, 40, dead after she called 911 to report a possible rape in an alley behind her Minneapolis home just before midnight on July 15, 2017.


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