*UPDATE* Trial of Man Accused in Death of Toronto Police Sgt. Ryan Russell Begins
The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing a Toronto police officer is hearing that the case will focus on the man's state of mind.
Richard Kachkar has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and one count of dangerous driving in the death
of Sgt. Ryan Russell.
Russell, 35, died after being struck while trying to stop a snow plow during a chase through snowy city streets on January 12 of 2011.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Ian MacDonnell is telling the jury in his opening instructions that the case is not a whodunit.
He says there won't be a dispute that Kachkar was driving the vehicle.
MacDonnell says the issues in this trial, which gets underway today, will centre around Kachkar's state of mind at the time of
(with files from Russ Courtney)