Testimony: Suspect confessed to killing 3 Pa. cops

June 24, 2011 - 10:00 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The prosecution has rested in the trial of a Pennsylvania man charged with killing three Pittsburgh police officers.

Jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses over five days of testimony. On Friday, at least two law enforcement officers testified that suspect Richard Poplawski confessed to the shootings.

Prosecutors also played a video of Poplawski inside a jail cell shouting that he wished he killed more police.

The 24-year-old suspect is accused of gunning down the officers during a shootout at his home in April 2009. Police had responded to the house after Poplawski's mother called 911 during a domestic dispute with her son.

The defense is expected to present its case beginning Saturday morning. The jury could begin deliberations that evening.