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Closing arguments under way in Frederick stun-gun death trial

A lawyer is asking a federal jury in Baltimore to find that a former Frederick County sheriff’s deputy fatally shocked a Frederick man with an electric stun gun.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Gregory Lattimer gave his closing argument Tuesday in the civil trial stemming from the November 2007 death of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray. Lattimer likened former Cpl. Rudy Torres’ actions to a man kicking an unresponsive dog.

Both sides agree that Gray was lying down and unresponsive after being shocked once, and that Torres then shocked him again.

The defense will address the jury before deliberations begin Tuesday afternoon.

Gray’s family is seeking $145 million for what they claim was an excessive use of force against their son.