Testimony continues for murder trial of man accused of killing Yarmouth police officer Sgt. Sean Gannon

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WLNE) – Testimony continues Monday in the murder trial of Thomas Latanowich, the man charged in the 2018 killing of Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon.

Opening statements in the trial were presented on Friday, the defense saying Latanowich acted in self-defense.

His attorney saying he was in fear for his life because of someone else, and he did not know that Gannon was not the person he feared

Gannon was shot and killed while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home in Marston Mills.

Gannon’s K-9 partner Nero was also shot but survived.

A Barnstable Police Officer was the first witness to be called to the stand Friday afternoon and will be continued to be questioned today.

It could take all of August to present evidence to the jury, according to a timeline laid out by the judge.

Latanowich has pleaded not guilty to murder and seven other charges.

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